Wednesday, April 16, 2008

It's time ...

... to show you some spinning again!


Back in February (has it really been this long?), I've spun up this 4.8oz of some unknown wool. My record keeping has improved since then. At least I know I bought it from Copperpot Woolies (link on the side bar). I just LOVED the colores in this one, and the name was "Happy Feet". I realized looking at the finished yarn, that it would have been better to spin this as singles, but I didn't think the colores would be playing hide and seek after being plied. This skein is funny, because you can grab it, and look at it from all angles, it always looks a little different, because of the colores.

I don't like to knit with Singles yarn, so I don't spin it, but sometimes it would be better. I DO like this 2-ply a lot though. I wanted some lace weight yarn, and I've got it. Unfortunately I got interrupted, before I could write down how many yards I've wound around the Niddy Noddy, so it's between 600-800 something yards. It's so fine, I didn't want to start counting again, but I thought about it, but that would have been crazy.

My creation

I had some singles left over on one bobbin, so I navajo plied that, and out came this little skein, where the colors are even more mottled then the 2-ply. It has its own character, and looks kind of tweedy. Didn't bother to measure it, I was so miffed that I forgot the yds on the big skein.

I'm working on some crochet right now. I think I'll finish it up today. More about that soon. I don't have anything else on my needles at the moment, if you don't count the "Elses shawl", which I started before Maggie asked me to knit her a shawl. It's garter stitch, and I don't feel like knitting it right now. It sits on my desk, as a reminder, not put away, so I might just grab it, and knit a few rows, until I decide what to do next.

12 comments:

Hege said...

Beautiful color!

m1k1 said...

Hap,hap,hap,hap,happy feet
Scrumptious.

Sue J. said...

I'm anxious to see what you are crocheting. Lately I miss crocheting very much. Love your handspun.

nuttnbunny said...

Sweet - I keep meaning to get some of their fiber. Thx for the inspiration. :-)

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

It's very beautiful. I know singles don't wear that well but there are so many popular singles out there now - curious. I like the tweedy effect you achieved. The crochet looks so Summery and cute - can't wait to see what it is!

Hannahknits said...

I like the yarn very much. It looks very different from the roving. I guess it is always a surprise how the yarn will turn out.

myboringblog said...

That's some pretty roving. I do see what you mean about it looking nice as a single ply. I don't like knitting with singles either though so I understand your thinking. :-) I'm looking forward to your tapestry crochet!

lexa said...

I love those kind of colors. Very nice!

Susi said...

Wonderful colours. So warm and gentle.

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sgeddes said...

Beautiful yarns. I really liek how it came out. The tweedy part of it is very nice. I think it would be difficult to keep those colors seperated while drafting those batts. I think you would have to do a lot of sperating of the fiber before spinning.

hakucho said...

Very earthy colored yarn...you always spin such beautiful yarn.

Violiknit said...

Lovely handspun! I especially love that little skein of Navajo; great texture!