Sunday, February 17, 2008

Spinning

Its been a while since I posted about my spinning. I haven't been overly productive on the spinning front but I do have a bit to share! :-)

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First, some silk. This is some Fyberspates tussah silk. I'm spinning it thin, roughly laceweight, but letting it be a little slubby. I will ply it and I think the eventual aim is to make either a shawl or stole/wide scarf.

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Next is some natural cream alpaca. Once again it is laceweight and I have about 200gms of this so I should be able to get some good yardage. I don't have anything in mind for this yet but I might make an Icarus shawl with it.

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Lastly, I've been using my hand cards to do a bit of blending. I'm making each blend a little different so the spun yarn will be variegated but in a quite random way. Once again this is thin! I think once I ply this it will be more of a cobweb weight. I'm thinking at the moment that this may become another Lightweight Mountain Peaks shawl.

I think I'm on a bit of a thin-spin-spree!

A last couple of photos that I took of this morning's sunrise. I really love the weather at the moment - frosty mornings with sunny days and cold nights. Bliss!
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Monday, February 04, 2008

Rockin' Socks

My first instalment of the Rockin' Sock Club landed on the door mat today. I won't post a pic yet just in case anyone is still waiting for theirs. I will say it is beeyootiful!

I'm casting on.

Don't bother reminding me about Pomatomus because... lalalalalala... I can't hear you!

:-)

Sunday, February 03, 2008

One Lonely Sock

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One Pomatomus completed. It fits which is great but now I have to knit the second. I cast this one on on New Year's Day. I wonder how long the second sock will take to knit? I must cast it on immediately just in case SSS strikes!

Tangled Yoke has the body knit up to the underarms and now I need to cast on for the arms before joining it all together to knit the yoke.

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I've done a little dyeing this week too. This is 100gms of Bluefaced Leicester immersion dyed with Kemtex acid dyes in colours plum and magenta. This is probably my favourite of all the dyeing I've done. No plans for it yet but I'm sure it will be lovely once its spun.