I Must be Nuts

Several months ago I purchased some Ashland Bay 100% merino fleece to spin. I had no idea of how much I’d need for a sweater so I decided to get the entire two-and-a-half-pound ball (better too much than too little). The photo below doesn’t do the colors justice–it’s a luscious blend of olive and brown with highlights of yellow, teal, and magenta.

I haven’t spun since October, so a few days ago I decided to take a break from editing and see if my fingers remembered how. After a half hour so so, I was back into the swing of it and remembered just how much I enjoy spinning. About 5 hours later, I had a full bobbin of reasonably smooth singles.

Now I’m all excited to turn these singles into a 3-ply yarn that I will use to knit a sweater for MYSELF. I figure that if I announce my intentions, I’ll follow through with them. To keep things on track, I’m going to announce a deadline, too.

I hereby commit to spinning enough yarn for a sweater and to knit that sweater by June 1, 2011.

I’ll keep you posted on my progress.