Monday, October 10, 2016

Yop (Week 15) and Spinzilla update



Spinzilla is over as of 11:59pm Sunday night and I was able to spin seven one ounce skeins.



I spun one single, and the others are two plies.

I have had the BFL fibre for two years, waiting until I felt I was a better spinner before using it. It spins like butter - and is so soft to work with.

Now that the Thanksgiving weekend is almost over I can get the skeins washed and then start adding them to my sock yarn blanket.

Speaking of the sock yarn blanket I did get a few more squares done this week as well. Total: 770/800!

I worked last week subbing for the Handwork teacher so I got to help students from Grade One to Eight - knit, crochet, cross-stitch, and sew (both hand stitching and machine). I did get a bit of knitting done during lunch breaks on my charity knit socks.



I am determined to pick up and get going on my sideways sweater this week....but I fear the sock yarn blanket will lure me into its cozy, almost finished, light at the end of the tunnel, I have handspun to add, web of knitting euphoria.


Oh, and I did finish my mosaic socks and I have worn them ALL week. I love the fit and the colour.




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  1. Your socks look so comfy! Well done on another productive week.

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    1. I surprised myself with my productivity - what with working and Thanksgiving guests and all.

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  2. So glad to see both mosaic socks. They are wonderful. Fun and beautiful at the same time. And your spun yarns are pretty, too! Congrats on getting so much spun for Spinzilla!

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    1. I surprised myself with the amount I spun because the week started off very slow what with work and all.

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  3. Great socks! I don't knit socks (loose gauge means I'd have to knit them on toothpicks!), but love the look of hand knit ones. These are beautiful!

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    1. Thank you. I am a fairly tight knitter so I can get by using 2.25 - 2.75 usually. Not quite toothpicks!

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  4. Beautiful spinning!!! Love your socks!!! Awesome job!!

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    1. Thank you - I hope the single relaxes in the wash. It is pretty crimpy.

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  5. I so love this sentence: cozy, almost finished, light at the end of the tunnel, I have homespun to add, web of knitting euphoria." That's just beauty in words.

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    1. Thank you. That means alot coming from a wordsmith like yourself.

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  6. I love your homespun! I have to learn to spin because I want homespun!!!! LOL! I'll start with a drop spindle and go from there. Your mosaic socks I still can't get over...amazing and beautiful. You go girl! I love the cozy memory blanket knitting...mindless and fun and never boring!

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    1. I am a very beginner spinner, but spinning everyday does speed up the progress. I haven't had much luck with spindle - although I keep trying. It is too slow for me. The blanket is almost done.....my sister found me some more leftovers so I know that I have enough to finish it now and start on the edging. yikes - can't imagine how long the edging will take.

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  7. Good job on the spinning. It completely escapes me how it is done and therefore I admire anyone that spins. Your socks are amazing and look so comfy.

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    1. I took a spinning course once I inherited my wheel. It was well worth it.

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  8. Loved you socks. I wish i could knit. ive tryed an cant do it

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    1. Thank you. Have you tried taking a knitting class? Knitting is always more fun with company.

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  9. Your mosaic socks are fabulous, well done. I love the colours of your handspun, they will look brilliant in your blanket.

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  10. Yes the colours of the yarn are so yummy - can't wait to get them off the drying line, wounds and knit into the blanket.

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  11. I apologise for not commenting when I visited this page a few weeks ago - got called away.
    I love your mosaic socks - they look very intricate. Enjoy wearing them - you deserve them after all the work that went into them.
    ...and your homespun yarn! Can you hear me swooning over the pretty colours? Lovely job, Mary-Anne! :-)

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    1. swoon away! No apologies necessary - I know you are here even when you don't comment.

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