I was feeling a little down the other day. I didn't feel like knitting on my WIP's, I didn't feel like pulling out the wheel, spindling seemed pointless. Everything was just very meh. And then I realized what my lack of knitting mojo/excess of ennui was hinged on: I didn't have a handspun project going! Naturally I dug out the best and brightest of my handspun stash, because if you're needing a boost, this is the yarn:
It's BFL in the Fever colourway from Spun Right Round. It's the first time I was able to intentionally spin that plump 2-ply look that shows off barber-poled colour so well. I adore this yarn. I had it queued up with the Camp Out fingerless Mitts by Tante Ehm - an awesome, easy, free pattern that looks amazing with handspun. My yarn was no exception.
Can I just say how much I adore
? Notice, if you will, that the location of the colours in one of the plies (the short colour repeat ply, to be precise) perfectly match on both mitts. Orange at the top of the stockinette, red, purple, then turquoise on the wrist, and so on. But the other ply is in a different stage of the colour sequence, so the mitts look totally different! It's amazing!
I made them as long as I could without having to increase for arm fatness, and I still have a nice little ball of yarn left. I used about 90 yards. Each mitt was finished in a single 1-2 hour sitting. My ennui is cured!