Wake up and smell the caucus!

Caucus night tonight! Wooo! C-Span madness awaits!

Over Christmas, I started knitting Travis a pair of socks out of the handspun he had made. The yarn is the thickest I’ve ever used for socks (about worsted weight) so I’m knitting them on size 6 needles, which is kind of crazy. I got the first sock done last night, and thankfully, it fits.

Travis' handspun sock

Also got around to taking pictures of the mystery yarn of forgetfulness. I honestly have no idea what the heck is in this yarn. This is not my beautiful house! You are not my beautiful wife! How did I get here?


The pictures make the yarn look prettier than it actually is. In real life, it’s a little more gray and sad. Regardless, I’m calling it Bertie Bott’s Everyflavor Yarn, because it looks like a little bit of every color got thrown into the mix. It’s 156 yards and weighs 4 3/8 oz.

The other yarn that I got done spinning yesterday is Big Pink, so named because of its pinkness, which is strong, and its bigness, which is legendary. It wouldn’t even fit on the Louet jumbo uber-bobbin.

My bobbin overfloweth

I wound up with 2 skeins, Big Pink (126 yards; 6 1/2 oz) and Emergency Back-Up Pink (43 yards; 2 1/8 oz). I hadn’t initially planned on plying this, but was spinning the big fluffy ply with too much twist in it to be a soft and squishy single ply. Happily, I had just enough of the tussah silk (less than an ounce) left and was able to spin a thin plying yarn out of it.

Big Pink detail 2

It’s a very soft yarn, and also is very shiny, due to the touches of silk and tencel that are in it.

I’m plugging away on the Ellie bed woven fabric. Because the warp is so wide, the actual weaving motion is more awkward than what I’m used to, so I’m just trying to get a chunk done per day without killing myself.

Yeah, I’ve kind of got nothing today. Here’s another pretty yarn pic to make up for it.

Swirly Botts


3 thoughts on “Wake up and smell the caucus!”

  1. Yeah so last year I said something like that in one of my classes (This is not my beautiful house) and entered a twilight zone of music weirdness with a group of 11th graders. We ended up listening to a lot of music together (they were blown away by early Talking Heads, Parliament Funkadelic, and Traffic … and who the heck is Nick Lowe again?) and it was great fun … but I’m a lot more careful about my random pop culture references now. Wow, did it make me feel old. Gorgeous gorgeous yarn.


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