Sunday, July 20, 2008

On the needles and spindle

I am definitely improving in the spinning. Here is a side by side comparison of two skeins from the same fiber. As a reminder, the fiber is vegetable dyed CVM and it was spun on the Tracy Eichhheim hummingbird spindle. When I was plying it, I made a concentrated effort to put a lot of twist in it and I think most of it looks great. How 'bout you??

I have enough fiber for another skein or two, so I thinks a couple of hats and mittens are in its future. Now just to decide on a pattern.


The BSJ is coming along. Using the extra notes, along with the pattern it is starting to make sense, but I better not get cocky. The yarn is very soft but I am disappointed that it is getting a little fuzzy from handling as knitting.


Finished one sock and am almost to the heel of the second on Mom's socks. Love this yarn and I know they will be nice and warm in the winter. It is hard to think about winter when it reached 100 degrees today.

6 comments:

Bean Counting Knitter said...

Ohhh the yarn is so pretty. I can't wait to see what you do with it. :-)

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Breien in Lansingerland said...

Oh my! You are way better than I am with the spindle. What a beautiful colour!

MusicRaven said...

Love the yarn, it looks so good. I also love your socks. That yarn is too cute!

gilding said...

It's nice to see someone actually do something pretty with their spindle. Mine is collecting dust.... gilding from Ravelry Comment Train

Jennifer said...

You could do a Selbuvotter mitten in that 2nd skein. With dark brown for the contrast.

zenren said...

Pretty socks! I love sock p0rn! (ravelry comment train - zenren)