(Not Quite) An Electric Lotus – Fat Cat Knits.

I was going to call this finished yarn “Electric Lotus” because the two colorways I spun together to make this yarn were “Elektra” and “Lotus.” I was expecting something much brighter but since I bought them on variegated BFL, it has totally changed the color profile of the yarn.

FKC-bobbins

It was a surprising spin and I love it. Deep grays, rich burgundies, deep browns, streaks of cream and some surprising pops of midnight blue…

I didn’t really have a master plan when I spun this up, beyond, “Spin enough to knit Sorcha a generously slouchy hat.”

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Wait. You mean I have to knit this gorgeous yarn into a hat for someone else? Fine. But I don’t have to be happy about it.  There’s definitely enough there for a generously slouchy cap. Perhaps two. Which wouldn’t make me cry.

FKC-lotus2

I went for a mostly Aran weight yarn, with some deliberately thick and thin bits here and there, just to give it some textural interest. As with every other Fat Cat Knits fiber I’ve ever spun up, it was a dream to spin, beautifully prepared, and the yarn is deliciously soft and squishy.

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Not Quite An Electric Lotus. More like, a Luddite Lotus. A low tech, still on dialup, no I don’t have an iPhone kind of yarn.

*niddy noddy issues = For those following along at home, a niddy noddy is a helpful tool that you can use to make up skeins of yarn when winding it off the bobbin of your spinning wheel. Well I don’t actually own a proper niddy noddy, but I live with a grip. Grips, in case you didn’t know, are very good at solving problems with whatever bits of string and tape and wax that you might have on hand. Thus, my niddy noddy is now an old wooden chair. We turn it upside down and set it on the kitchen table when I need to wind yarn. Captain Sexypants put super clever clove hitch rope knots on each of the legs to keep the yarn from sliding down when I’m winding it off the bobbin.

Rope + cats + before coffee + having to retie knots = hilarity has ensued.

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About Maia Rainwood

Owner and Maker at Maia Rainwood Design. Wearable art for wise women, birth keepers, witches, and world-builders.
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