I’m still new enough to spinning that when I start a project, I can’t predict how it will turn out. I picked a batt of random fibre from Spin City UK‘s Etsy store (now temporarily offline) for research purposes, and well just for fun really. The batt is a blend of alpaca, copper-coloured angelina, faux cashmere and wool, in pink, turquoise, black and purple, with felted wool bobbles for added randomness.
I did my best to blend it evenly but it was not the easiest thing to spin.
And quite difficult to come up with a use for it, but I needed a new Kindle cover so thought I’d give it a try. After all, from odd-looking cocoons, beautiful butterflies emerge.
I worked a figure-of-eight cast on on small needles to form the bottom, then worked in the round and finished with a few rows of garter stitch – simple.
It turned out perfect for the job. The lumpy bits and bobbles even serve to add a bit of extra protection for the Kindle.