I'm having some issues with not living up to my own expectations. My sock fiber spinning was less than what I hoped for. Yes it was at 19 to 20 WPI but the plying was not very even or as even as I felt it should be. I don't really feel like showing pictures of my failures so you will have to wait for some better looking yarn. Some of you are thinking "Well, if you plied more you would improve" Accepting my short comings are like a double punch to the gut. First the fantasy in my head didn't live up to the outcome. It takes the drive out of wanting to spin more singles because of the fear of making less than perfect plied yarn. I know it's just a matter of slowing down and gaining the consistency I insist on for myself. I have a mountain of fiber to spin and all the projects in my head are on hold until I can resolve the inner demon. OK here is the plan, spin some Corriedale singles and ply ply ply. Two ply and three ply until it looks like it should. I'm hoping that the pound and a half of Corriedale will be enough to work out the kinks.
The red was gifted and the yellow is half spun, so bring on the pink and magenta.
The new project on the knitting front is a pair of socks. Simple socks but in a fun color yarn. Purchased last year at Stitches West.
Toasty Toes superwash merino soon to be some size 15 socks.