Believe me, I know what you are saying. "Oh Robyn, I could barely sleep last night wondering what the yarn you made for Helen looked like!"
I have heard your desperate cries and so, here they are - skeins of gratitude.
|BFL, single ply, I don't remember the yardage on this one.|
|Merino, N-plied, about 100 yds|
|Merino, two-ply, over 250 yds here.|
|A wee skein of BFL, single ply - around 43 yds.|
Are you getting the sense that Helen likes colourful yarns? If there was one thing I remembered about our conversation when she loaned me her wheel, it was that she was not an earth tone kind of person. She said that she likes "jewel tones." I thought that I knew what that meant and, further, I thought it would be no problem at all because I like to fancy myself as being something of a colour person, what with all those years of art school and so forth. Imagine my surprise when everytime I reached for a colourful roving, it was earth tones straight out of Central Casting. I would think, "this looks nice, she'll love this one." And then I would have to look again! "She said jewel tones! What's with all the mossy greens and browns?" Suddenly I had no idea what jewel toned meant. Everything was looking earthy to me.
Doubt creeps in like that.
Finally, I resolved to simply spin what was in front of me, which happened to be a nice pile of Merino and BFL rovings. As it turned out, Helen seems pretty pleased, and that is what is most important.
Thank you, Helen!