Sunday, January 02, 2011
When I first started to hand paint wool, my skeins were quite short, so the colour repeats were also short. This was great fun to do, but didn't knit up well. I wanted to do some colour pooling which would require me to make my skeins very long.
Yes, this long. Around 6.5 metres (22 feet) in fact. This is very fine merino laceweight yarn - around 25 grams in weight (1 oz) and around 400 metres long.
Here's the skein after it's been fixed in the microwave. Unfortunately, I totally failed to think about how long it was going to take me to rewind this skein into a ball for knitting. Hours. Around 4 of them, as the yarn is so fine and the skein so long. Just as well it's a holiday today and I had nothing else planned.