Blue Mojito

Handspun Merino-Bamboo in Blue Mojito

Ply | Three
Yardage | 403 m
WPI | 20 (Fingering to Light Fingering)
Fibre | Merino-Bamboo in Evening Shade from FatCatKnits
Tool | Serenity Wheel [10:1]

This was an amazing first for me – to hit a cool 400 metres from a 4 oz braid! I haven’t been having much luck spinning up more than 350 metres in the past but after a change in technique plus position (I need to accommodate a much bigger belly these days), it is just…well, fulfilling to be able to go past my previous mark. Lets just hope that the trend will continue for those gorgeous 4 oz braids that I have stashed away.

As for the name and all, well, initially, FatCatKnits had this listed as Evening Shade but as I began spinning it and later on, plying the singles, it dawned at me that it looks quite nothing like a shade of evening. Instead, images of cocktails at the bar became more and more vivid. I just had to name this after a cocktail and what better than a lovely glass of Blue Mojito!

Anyway, now that this is done, I think I’ll get cracking on the “gems” – seacell blends. I’ve been waiting for a while to get started on these and well, I think I’m confident enough to tackle these babies. What are my plans for it? Well, it’s either lace or sock weight (yes, again)…it all depends on how the colours turn out. If it’s too variegated, I’ll stick to sock weight…if it’s a cool semi-solid shade, I think it’ll look just better as laceweight yarn.


Handspun Merino-Bamboo in Blue Mojito

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