I thought of a way to make them nicer. I called them 'pools' but now I want to do away with the originals but I don't have my prototypes knit up and I wish I had made them of my homespun suri. Alas most knitters, or dare I say 99+% will not be able to find a yarn comparable to my homespun.
If you are a spinner who goes fleece to finished object you should get a very nice raw suri fleece. They are harder to process than other fibers but I've become addicted to the results. You can use a drum carder but it's very tricky. I think combing works better but it takes much more work.
Anyway, it is frustrating that I have ideas and I can't knit them fast enough. I am trying to finish a sweater. Again I used sock yarn for my 1st prototype, which I am changing a lot but it sorta makes me sad to have to use wool instead of my nice soft drapey suri. This sweater is designed for drapey fibers. I suppose silk can work too but I don't like it as much. I intend to incorporate some lace in this, of the sort that Kieren Foley does. I want it to fit the structure though which is complicated.
I really should finish the creeks first.