I take wool
and sit at the wheel and then I start wondering where I am aiming at; do I want z-ply or s-ply yarn. Then I say to myself there are so many lovely yarns in the market being s-plied that I really should do z-ply. It is the best kind for twined knitting.
I found this lovely wool in my treasure wool box. (Thank you Carol!)
"Belle Ciel" Lambspun of Colorado - blend of wool, silk and alpaca
I had tasted the wool earlier just a bit and had a little skein out of it but a good part was still waiting to be made into yarn. I have enjoyed spinning it, a little bit every day and most of it is done. There is very little left to be spun into singles and then I will start plying.
I had that little skein already done so I had to cast on for a mitten. And since it was z-ply yarn, I had to cast on for a twined mitten, otherwise I would have been wasting a good yarn.
But now I am jumping ahead. Tonight I will finish the last bit of the wool. Tomorrow I will ply. The day after tomorrow I will ply some more. And then I will knit the mittens. And then I will embroider them.
I can’t wait.
PS. Kukka indeed is a Swedish Valhund.