Sunday, July 24, 2016
Yopping along - Week Four
Lots of spinning this week. I am happy to report I spun everyday of the Tour de Fleece, and I spun about 350 gms of fibre. This purple and green took so long to spin the 100 gms, aiming for fingering, but got closer to sport. I chain plyed so to keep the colours separate and now I have decided to knit socks with this.
I called the colourway Royal Meadow, and I am using the sock pattern in Judith MacKenzie's book, The Intentional Spinner.
I finally found a pattern I am happy with for the alpaca sweater that I have frogged twice. I am two repeats in. It will be a long process because it is fingering on small needles, but I will be happy with the finished project. Here is the pattern I am using - and if I don't have enough wool I am sure I can find some more locally.
I have finished the ribbing on the Six Tastes socks - time to start the mosaic. I have never done colour work using the mosaic method so I am excited to learn something new. Old dog, new tricks and all that.
No progress on the Diamond back socks because I have been spinning and casting on new things!
I have finished a small skein which will be knit into my homespun shawl tonight.
And last, but definitely not least, I have done a few more square on my sock yarn blanket. 700 done out of 780 that I need. I really wanted to finish this current row of squares before the end of Saturday but sleep prevailed 2 squares short. (Despite binge watching five episodes of ALONE.)
I also thought I should introduce you to my cohort in all my spinning projects. She is a Nagy wheel from New Zealand, circa 1971 and, well, I am quite smitten with her.