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I'm a married knitter, crocheter, and newbie spinner living in the Maryland suburbs with my photographer- computer geek hubby, 3 cats, and 3 dogs. And yarn. A LOT of yarn. Just ask my hubby.

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Spinning Survey

Well, more like an opinion poll, really.  I finished spinning up that merino-silk that you saw a few days ago (erm… ok, more like almost two weeks).  So, I have two nicely full bobbins.

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I just can’t decide what to do from here.  I can leave it as a VERY fine singles, but I think it’s overspun for that and will make me CRAZY, although I’ll have tons of yardage.  Alternately, I can ply the two bobbins together, and still have a nice laceweight-ish yarn.  Finally, I could chain-ply it to a three-ply, and have a fingering-ish weight.  See what you guys think:

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Left to right, that’s the single, a two-ply, and a three-ply.  Obviously, it’s a pretty inexact representation, because it’s from the end of one bobbin, but it should give you an idea.  Thoughts?

Also, I need an opinion on something else.  See, I designed a shawl.  And I finished knitting it up about two weeks ago.  I don’t have pictures of it yet, but you haven’t seen it here because I’ve been debating whether I should submit it to Knitty (eek!), or self-publish it.  It got a lovely response from the girls up at Large Marge’s when I unveiled it at the book club meeting, and it even won the “True Love” prize (my very own Dread Pirate Roberts action figure.  :D).  The thing that is making me hesitate about submitting (aside from lack of self-confidence) it is that it’s a pi shawl, and there was just one in the Spring issue. So, I’ll take thoughts on that as well.  I will say that if I self-publish, it’s not going to be a free pattern, just FYI.

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