I’ve avoided doing this for ages. For one, I couldn’t imagine what I’d knit a corespun yarn into. Also, I couldn’t imagine wanting to spin something so thick. “What a waste of wool!” I’d lament. But, I am spinning thick this year, and I’ve seen some lovely scarves and cowls done with thicker and corespun yarn. It is time to think out of the box.
I picked up a “Scream” batt from SpinCulture on Etsy. When it showed up, I had already pulled out leftover sticky yarns to use as my core. Bug and I sat on the couch watching episodes of Doctor Who, she pulled pieces off the batt, which was large enough to serve as a blanket, while I spun them onto my core. When I sent her to bed, I’d already filled two bobbins, and she asked if I could please not keep spinning on it, so that she could help again next time. That was perfectly fine with me, since I’d spun all day long, and I set aside my wheel for the night.
It went ok. Took a bit of getting used to. I’d JUST get my hands all set up to make a yarn I loved the look of, when suddenly I’d have to let go and then I couldn’t figure out how it was I’d just had my hands. But, eventually I got a bit of a rhythm going, and I must admit I really do like the results!