Wednesday, August 09, 2006

I come by it honest...

I'm of Scottish, Irish, Italian and English descent.
These are not peoples known for giving up easily.*

So when I'm borrowing a friend's wheel to play on a double drive and figure out the hard way that an Ashford Traveller's bobbins are significantly smaller than a Lendrum's bobbins, I do my ancestors proud, and I do not give up.

I pack the bobbin beyond an inch of its life.

And when I discover that this new-to-me wheel puts a different amount of twist in than I'm used to, and I don't really see just how much until I go to ply and I'm unhappy with the results, I do my ancestors proud ... again.

I ply it again.

Why, yes, you can get four ounces of yarn on a Traveller bobbin, why do you ask?

This is finished now, and lovely and yummy and soft and pretty.

It's going to an unsuspecting victim in the mail, I think, though it's going to be hard to say goodbye... fortunately I still have 4 more oz in this colorway with which to console myself.

And thanks to all of you who purchased the Toto,Too pattern. If you haven't yet, you can click on this link or the one over in the sidebar and get your own. What you do with him once you've made him is your own business. You could even make all the patrons of the Borders cafe look at your knit group a little funny because of the weird thing you're doing to a stuffed toy in a public establishment, right, Mama?

You are welcome to wear it as a hat, and no one ever has to know.

You can make him a friend for someone you love.

Or you can make innocent little puppy eyes and cuddle up with him all on your own.

Don't forget, one dollar of every sale will go to this lovely young lady here:

*we may be stubborn, but we make good tea.


Anonymous EvaLux said...

That blue green yarn... I've been dreaming about it... wish I could spin :) It is just too beautiful to be real...

Cheers Eva

10:53 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

You mean that not everyone tests the limits of their bobbins that way? Sometimes you just want to go a little further ... finish that last little bit ... makes sense to me! Bee-yoo-tee-ful yarn, and what a lovely little Toto-toting girl, too!

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hee hee!!!

1:50 PM  
Blogger Coleen said...

I don't know which I love more - the picture of the gorgeous yarn or the pictures of the Mama with a Toto butt on her head!

5:00 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Purrrty green and purple!

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Amby said...

Four that you've shown it's technically possible, I've gotta go home and try that.

8:55 AM  
Anonymous JessaLu said...

Wow I had no idea you could fit that much on an Ashford bobbin - I am very impressed! I bow to your stubbornness ;o))

8:46 AM  
Anonymous marti said...

that is some very yummy looking yarn. and thanks for offering the pattern for your little friend, i jumped at the chance! (of course i would, illness is yucky)

10:32 AM  

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