Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Thankful Month Day 12

What am I thankful for today?

Second chances.
Last month I purchased a skein of silk and wool blend fiber dyed in blue and purple. I spun and plied a skein last week.

Then, over the weekend, I predrafted and spun a second skein of this gorgeous fiber.

After I plied it and used the knitty-noddy to wind it in to a lovely soft, thick skein, I compared it to the first skein I had spun.

Oops.


Skein One is spun much tighter than Skein Two.

My second chance? I respun the second skein a second time, tightening the ply so the two skeins look much more alike.

Can you tell which is Skein One and which is Skein Two?


Aren't you glad there are second chances? Not just for yarn but for lots of other things that we mess up the first time around.

Check over at Rebecca's blog for other thankful posts.

16 comments:

ellen b. said...

Nope I can't tell. Well done Willow!! I am glad we get second chances...

M.Kate said...

Very well done :) and yes, I am grateful and thankful for 2nd chances. jumpa lagi!

liz said...

Willow--your sunset photo on Nov. 7 is THRILLING!

nikkipolani said...

Willow, that is some gorgeous stuff! What will you do with it?

Islandsparrow said...

I can't tell - I love that shade - or I should say shades of blue - gorgeous! I'm thankful for second third and fourth chances!

Melanie said...

beautiful fibre! My spinning wheel is still packed up somewhere so hasn't gone into the room yet. I am bad at spinning- -very chunky yarn, so I know I need to improve. I love your spinning- so even within the skein even if the skeions didn't match straight away.

What are you planning to knit from it?

Kathie said...

I can't tell which is which, but I can tell that they are both beautiful! I too am grateful for second chances and sadly sometimes I need third and fourth ones too...

Dorothy said...

Second chances are one of the reasons that I love crocheting...and knitting. I've never spun yarn and I didn't know that you could have a second chance with it. Or even that you might need a second chance. But I surely do know that I need lots of "second chances" in other areas of my life. I am so grateful for them!

Pat said...

Nice analogy Willow. Second chances are always welcome in life!

Tracy said...

The re-spun looks sooo good, Willow! Great save--LOL! I am very glad for second chances too...we need them sometimes! Happy weekend, my friend ((HUGS))

Roxie said...

I would just have used them in two different projects. You are SUCH a fiber master!

Beatriz said...

What a beautiful shade of blue. I've been working on a sock pattern...it's interesting as a backwards knitter all the considerations to take when writing instructions for the right-handed knitting population. Hopefully, I'll post it within the next month...and it will be free.

Allie said...

That is beautiful! I love the colors.

Pat said...

Hello again Willow!


You are part a meme I did on my blog today! Please only participate in it if you have the time --I know it is quite a busy time of the year.

Have a good weekend!
Hugs, Pat

Bethany Hissong said...

OH my gosh, that's GORGEOUS yarn!!!!! You're wonderful at this! Why don't you do this more often and sell it??? I know a yarn shop here that would sell your yarn!!! Just let me know! ;)

Sara said...

Oh, I love these blues in this yarn....I could look at it all day long.