I have to say that I am quite extraordinarily proud of this yarn. I can't quite believe that it was me who made it! It is only a small portion of the Wild Thing roving that I have been spinning. I thought that I would ply it to see how close I had got to the standard of the Sock Hop yarn. My first attempt at plying wasn't a huge success - it looked loose and fuzzy so I put it back through, adjusting the brake to get much more spin into the plying. It wasn't looking bad... I then skeined it up and to my horror it all curled back on itself, looking far from the smooth skein I was hoping for. I hot footed it to the bathroom to set the twist, weighted it with a heavy wooden coat hanger and crossed my fingers. I couldn't believe my luck when in the morning it emerged all straight and beautiful. It really isn't much different to the Sock Hop yarn itself. I am spinning up the rest of the roving so that I might just be making my first socks spun by my very own hand very soon. I am quite giddy!
At the same time it seemed a sensible idea to try knitting some of the Sock Hop yarn to see how it knits up so here is my latest commuting project in Midnight Hour. As it has an uneven texture I thought a simple textured stitch pattern would enhance it so I chose the waffle stitch I am using in Knitty's Thermal which has had the desired effect I think. It makes a gorgeous, cushy thick sock.
I am a very happy girl.