Sunday, June 03, 2012

Spiral Shawl test knit complete!


The color in the photo above is the most accurate.

I love the way this shawl wraps around the neck and stays on the shoulders with no effort at all.

The increase lines in the body line up with the edging. 

I've been spinning. This is a full bobbin of the wool/silk blend I have been loving spinning. I hope to make this a 3 ply for a vest or sweater.

I also finished up a spinning WIP. These three colorways were spun up and plied together. 

I hope to get a photo of the finished yarn in the next couple of days. I have 160 yards of a worsted weight to knit. It feels nice and soft and fluffy.

The garden is doing well. We didn't get out on the boat again this weekend due to windy weather. That helped with the spinning. Next post will include info on my next project spinway work. 

Friday, June 01, 2012

Safe and Sound

There were some very severe storms around here today. I was, apparently, on the way home from work when a particularly bad one went through our area and caused a lot of roads to be closed. 4 detours! Two hours after I left work, I arrived home. Safe and sound. ; ))

I think maybe the migraines have left me for a while. Fingers crossed.

The roof is still leaking near the chimney with rain and wind. I don't think there is anything left uncaulked, so I have no idea what comes next.

My brother has not been re-admitted to the hospital!

I've been spinning the past few days. I want to clear some bobbins Before TdF so I am spinning another bobbin of singles to go with 2 other bobbins and will 3 ply them, hopefully this weekend. I hope the colors don't look muddy when plied.
Next I'll work on the California red (finish spinning, then ply) and I think there is one more bobbin with fiber on it. Must figure out what it is and what to do with it.

I was carding my BWM the other night and decided to try spinning it from the flicked lock to see if I can get a less hairy yarn. It's very prickly but maybe if I spin from a more smooth and aligned fiber I can tone that down a bit. I like my 3 ply sample and so that's what I plan for the yarn. What I can't flick I will card, but will do something else with that yarn.

Time for bed. It's been a long week. Stay safe.