Sunday, February 17, 2008

It´s about time I blog...

So where do I begin...I think I will start with my only finished knitting. It was started in October. The pattern is easy and I only used two skeins, but I have not been very good at finishing anything lately. I have started working and I am busy with a spinning-related "event". I will tell more about it, soon.

Pattern: One Row Handspun Scarf by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Yarn: Artfibers Kyoto in green (don´t remember the color name/number)
Needles: 5 mm straight rosewood Lantern Moon.

I have been looking at all the lovely fibers and yarns over at Ravelry and finally had to ´ trow in the blanket` and order some lovely hand blended batts from the redhead and her shop Red Stone yarns. The purple is 20% silk, 80% merino and a dash of Angelina. And the green is alpaca and silk. They are very lovely and I could just keep them like this without having to do anything with them, but then again I really wanted to try them, too.

And here is the purple spun and made into a 2ply. It is skeined up on my new Niddy Noddy I made myself. I am very happy with this new home made accessory. It does not have the looks of the more fancy ones, but it works just perfect. It gives me 180 cm long skeins.

I have done some spinning lately. Here is the purple 2 ply from above and the other bobbins are commercial blended merino-silk, too. The pink is very bright pink and my daughter want me to make her a scarf from it. What a surprise :-)

Here is another picture of the purple 2-ply.

And the Seamist colored 2ply.

And the so very pink 2-ply.

And here they are again together with a few other skeins of handspun and the last two at right is handdyed yarns. All hanging to dry. From left to right: 2-ply white merino (16 micron and unbelievably soft), the three skeins of merino-silk from above, 2ply bulky Norwegian wool, almost solid handpainted and last a handpainted in shades of pink (both DK weight Blue faced leicester). I hang them up in our office and HE pointed out "I guess I will have to move out of here soon". I do like having him around, but it sure would be nice to have more space here, too.


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