Spinning Sunday

I haven’t done one of these in a while!

Which is, actually, because I haven’t done as much yarning as you’d think lately. I was in California about a month ago, and I made two hats for a friend’s children. One hat ended up waaaay too small and I didn’t remember to take a picture of it, anyway. But here’s the one that did work out!

ruffly hat
It’s the Stripes and Ruffles pattern, and I knit it from some of my own handspun. It’s 100% merino wool in a colorway called Party Mints.

Party Mints battParty Mints
I also knit a bunch of red hats for my friend Authoress Anonymous in celebration of her blog’s 5-year anniversary. I kept the sample for myself (since it has a big hole on the top) and now my stuffed hedgehog is proudly wearing it.

Hat on a hedgehog
I’ve been off-and-on working on this pair of socks: The Daughter Heir. Pretty, right? I can’t do a lot of knitting on it while I’m writing, though. The cables are pretty complex. But soon I’ll be finished and I can have a nice warm pair of socks to wear for summer. Oh, wait. :|

The Daughter Heir socks
I finished spinning this yarn — Midnight — a while ago, apparently, but I forgot that I plied it. And I didn’t really look when I decided I was ready to ply. I got several yards into plying it again before I realized that I’d already done it and I was just messing it up. Uuuugh. But I fixed it, though, and now I’m knitting a scarf out of it. Which is why I didn’t bother to put it in a nice skein. It turned out to be about 288 yards of chain-plied merino.

Midnight
Next on the wheel is Proud Peacock, 4 oz of BFL wool. (From Gale’s Art.) I’ve been going through this pretty steadily, so the singles are actually almost finished.

Proud Peacock
And this sample of yak/silk is all finished up. I put it in the box with the other on-hold samples. I think I have an idea of what to do with them when they’re all finished, but we’ll see. . . .

yak/silk


Comments

Spinning Sunday — 3 Comments

  1. I love Crochet and knitting! I don’t really like making clothes – I love making amigurumi! I’ve never thought about spinning…I’m must too lazy for that.

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