I Don't Do KALs but...
I've written extensively about spinning and knitting the BBF Corriedale-type "Pansy" on my blog. But it's worth a repeat performance.
Here's the original bundle o' fiber.
I decided to spin this on my Ashford Joy, using the highest ratio and a worsted draw. The goal was to produce singles that when plyed double would work as sock-weight yarn.
Now mind you, I watch TV and spin at the same time--a bit more difficult to do than to knit and watch TV, in my opinion. But to paraphrase Linda:It spins like buttah.
This is the plyed Pansy, ready to be skeined, washed and then dried. Oh boy.
Once I had it all prepared, I used my handy-dandy stock 60-stitch sock pattern, which is worked at 7 spi on #0 dps. I loved knitting with it and I made this pair of socks in less than a week.
Here's a detail shot of the knitted fabric:
Now that I'm done with these, I still have a beautiful skein of merino sock-weight that I got from Carol, which I will dig out when I have finished moving and unpacking. And that I will work up a new design for, because it deserves it.
OK, Sulcoski, you got a post outta me, with all these boxes surrounding my computer.