Monday, October 1, 2012
I purchased this corriedale fiber from the CT Sheep and Wool Festival. After spinning and plying, I ended up with almost 200 yards of fingering yarn. This was the perfect amount to make my sister these fingerless mittens for her birthday. I used size one needles for a really dense knitted fabric. These mittens were knit from the top down with a thumb gussett decrease. It was very interesting to work them up this way and it went very quickly. My sister loved her birthday present.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Saturday, June 9, 2012
My mantra at Rhinebeck 2011 was "Step out of your comfort zone." I resisted all the colors I usually reach for like greens, browns and teals. I found this pink, gray and black colorway from Creatively Dyed fiber in South Carolina. Two years ago I had got some fiber from this vendor in a beautiful carmel colorway. As I began to spin it up, I saw that it also had some deep dark blue in it also. After navajo plying, I ended up with 142 yards of yarn. I think it's a heavy fingering/sport weight. I haven't measured the WPI. I had meant to two ply it using the andean method, but I was impatient. I think I can get a nice scarf or fingerless mitts out of this that will compliment my purple coat.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
I found this Rambouleit at the Connecticut Sheep and Wool Festival. I wanted to do a BIG project and this 2.45 pounds of fiber had such a great price tag. It was hard choosing from the many different colors this vendor offered, but I settled on this chocolate with bright blue running through it. I have almost one spool spun up and am nowhere near finished. I posted a challenge on Facebook to all my friends. Whoever guesses the closest yardage I end up with (without going over) will win a had knit scarf from me. If you find me from just surfing the web, you may also enter to win. Let the games begin. While you're here, subscribe to my blog so you can see how the progress is going.