Unspun & Toe-up

A forgotten ball in a drawer, rather disheveled, and remembering back when it was part of something bigger than itself, when it was part of the sum of a whole, when the Hillwalker pullover was born, and my lovely nieces modeled it. Its life begun in Donegal Ireland, shipped over in a large bag with many skeins, excited on its journey to have such a future of artful functionality . . .

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Now just a lonely part-ball which has lived a part-life, sure to be camped out until its days are done, in a dresser drawer of yarn stash, not making a difference in the world, and very likely unhappy.

Unless of course, I do something to save this poor unhappy ball of tweed. Some Unspun magic, where I separate the plies and make two fine weight singles out of the 2ply worsted weight, perfect for a pair of socks, and a toe-up sock to be sure I don’t run out of yarn ( how I do this from two years ago). Of course, I was being suggestive of this technique in the last post with the Lady In Tweed.

One sock finished, second sock… a toe-up sort of thing, and the pair will likely use up most of the ball, seeing that the first sock is 29 grams, the second one will be a close finish! I am testing out my frolick of a toe-up pattern with yarn I have about, left-over, left-out, left-unfulfilled balls in my yarn stash, and as I made a goal a couple of posts back about not buying yarn mindlessly, easily, but instead I am doing things the hard way. And enjoying every minute!

4 thoughts on “Unspun & Toe-up

    • Aw thanks. I’m just documenting my way along as I explore ways to use up what I have. I just went for a very windy walk (collecting acorns and moss for Emma, to put on her grave) and worked on the sock while I walked along. The wind is calming slightly, no major trees down in the near vacinity. xx

  1. Such a fabulous technique. I want to congratulate you on your mindful yarn acquisition journey.
    My efforts get waylaid in deeply habitual ways and I love that you bring this out into the light.
    Your sock is gorgeous. Really love it. Oats and corn!
    XX

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