Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Spinning!

Well, Ms. Ashley and I have been pretty busy the last few weeks. I purchased some angora/merino from the Mt. Bruce Station fiber festival last fall and it's taken me a while to actually spin thru all of it. I decided to leave it as a single but ply it with metallic thread to dress it up a bit. I don't know my overall yardage yet, as I still have a full bobbin to ply. Here is a small sampling of what I have finished. I believe it to be about 90 yards worth, and I knit a small swatch just to see how it looks. I still have to set the twist but I was too anxious for all of that last night.

We went from this:

To this:

And finally ended up with this:
The color is the truest in the last photo since I took advantage of the sun and posed Ms. Glitter outside and used a real camera instead of my phone. Whadddya think?

It's measuring out to 18 wpi's and 12 stitches equals 1 3/4" on size 3's. That's laceweight, near as I can tell, but correct me if I'm wrong.

I can't wait to finish up the rest of it and pick my project based on yardage.

Enjoy the sunshine, it probably won't last long!!

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That looks awesome. I bet it's soft.
 
So pretty...I can't wait to see it in person!
 
Wow, she spins too! I have been learning about spinning, but I think I will stick to knitting for now. I can't wait to see your finished project. Next thing you know you will be a sheep herder.
 
I think...It looks gorgeous! That little bit of metallic really dresses it up.
 
Very cool!
Your prediction was right, the sunshine didn't last.
 
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