So, I've carded, spun, and knitted, a little bit. I enjoyed each process, but they need to connect, because in the end, I need, (errr, "would like" ?), to be able to make yarns that yield a beautiful final product, yes?
I know a little bit about how yarns behave in weaving. I know I don't want regular stripes in the weft, (because I will only ever use my handspun in the weft,) but I would love sprinkles or blotches/splodges of colors.
I like complementary colors in carding and spinning, but I can't decide if I feel that way in a knitted piece; I suspect it's all about proportion and placement.
And in the weft, I would definitely like a more even twist, though I am still game for very-thick-and-very-thin.
As for the tea cosy, after a few false starts, I started knitting it. And, ooops, it grew bigger and bigger and now it's huge. I can get a new teapot to go with the cosy, or I can move on to Plan B.
And I just remembered I don't remember how to close the top end of this loop - you know, after I've got the height I want. Mom is not going to be able to explain this to me over the whole, so I guess I'll be visiting YouTube again.