…the spinning so far. As per usual, I’m spinning my Spunky Club fiber for TdF to attempt to whittle away at the 8ish POUNDS that are now stuffed into the Bin of
I think I’ve managed to spin twice as much this year as I spun last year. Which isn’t much since last year I managed to spin 4oz. ;o)
First up, ‘David’s Gift’ on SW Corriedale:
Spun on the CPW and plied on the Matchless from a center-pull ball. I ended up with 284 yards of fingering-ish weight. I seriously love this colorway!
Second we have ‘Eye of the Peacock’ on Cotswold Sheepswool Sliver:
Also spun on the CPW and plied on the Matchless frmo a center-pull ball. This ended up being 177 yards of thick/thin 2-ply that varies in weight. This is SO pretty, it’s possibly going to be a hat someday but currently it’s just going to be pretty.
That’s it so far! I’m not sure what else I’ll be able to get done before the end of the Tour because now I’m prepping for vending at Fiber Revival on August 10!
See you soon! Spin Happy!
Yes, I have another finished object to share with you! This one I finished right before Rhinebeck so some people have seen it in person.
I love this knit. I mean Love.
I wear it almost all the time – it’s been super cold here in the Northeast and the wood stove isn’t doing a very good job keeping up with our 200 year old windows (my old farmhouse still has the original handmade glass in the living room) so lately when I’m on the couch, I’m wearing this.
It keeps my neck and shoulders cozy warm.
It helps that the yarn was dyed by two good friends – and that it has cashmere in it ;o)
Pattern: Color Affection by Veera Välimäki
Needle: Knit Picks interchangeables – but I don’t remember the size! I want to say 6?
Time to Knit: 4 months!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are now having a happy new year!
I actually have an FO to show you – I cast on Trillian right after Christmas and finished it just this week. I have one mod (heavier yarn) but mostly I knit it true to pattern.
It was such a simple knit and, since I knit it with worsted weight instead of fingering, it felt like it grew super fast!
I picked up this Madeline Tosh Vintage in Flashdance while on a trip to Webs with friends last February. I didn’t really have a plan for it, but I knew I wanted something shawl or cowl-like.
Since I have crazy curls, I can’t wear a cowl unless it has buttons. Pulling them over my hair makes everything frizzy and terrible so I avoid that at all costs.
I’d much rather have a nice little shawlette to wrap around my neck so I went with this pattern. It flew off my needles and now I have a nice squishy neckwarmer for the winter!
Pattern: Trillian by Martina Behm
Yarn: Madeline Tosh Vintage in Flashdance (worsted weight – pattern calls for fingering), 2 skeins
Needles: Size 8 Knitpicks Interchangeable tips paired with a Knitters Pride cable
Time to Knit: 3 weeks
I finally finished the pair of travel socks I’ve been working on for the past 2ish years! I even had them while on our honeymoon in Niagara Falls – see:
and now they’re done!
Pattern Name: No name, just toe-up socks with a short-row heel
Yarn: Handspun by me – it started as Spunky Eclectic fiber. Rolling Hills colorway, I think? Possibly BFL?
Needle Size: Size 1 Knitpicks Circs
Time Knit: Started in 2010, finished October 14, 2012
I’ll be wearing these at Rhinebeck along with my Effortless! (uh oh I need photos of that, too)
Last winter, after shoveling the driveway for the zillionth time (remember last winter when we had that weird frozen stuff all over?), R requested a pair of mittens to help keep his hands from freezing off. I haven’t knit many mittens – I guess we just aren’t a ‘mitten’ family – but I can’t say no when he requests something specific like that.
So, not only did he get mittens, he got mittens knit from handspun:
I think he likes them. ;o)
Project Details: (Ravelry Page)
Pattern: Basic Men’s Mittens
Yarn: Worsted Weight Handspun in Cranberry Bog purchased at Rhinebeck
Knit: February 2011 (yes, I’m slow with the blogging about the knitting…)
Hope you all have a great weekend – rumor has it we’re getting a dusting of the white stuff tonight, I can’t wait! I’m sick of this brown winter!