Wednesday, October 28, 2009

GAAA- Square no. 4



Square #4 is by Julie H Levy and is still one of the squares labeled "easy". The intertwining cables are flowing nicely, and the diamonds and bobbled cables remind me of my Grandma's Aran sweaters. Unlike the previous squares, this is nearly 12"wide unblocked, so I have to be careful that it doesn't grow when I wash and block it. I am using size 7 needles on this one, as recommended, but I am starting to think that maybe I should have gone down a size in all the squares, because the yarn is on the lighter side of worsted, not a heavy dense worsted that I was hoping for. When looking it up on Ravelry, several mentioned that the Araucania Nature Wool is more like a heavy DK weight than aran worsted. All the cabling and texture will make this a warm afghan, even if not a heavy one.

And in case you were wondering if I am spinning too, here is the first bobbin of Alpaca, that I washed, picked by hand, carded and spun. There is still quite a bit of VM in it, and it feels a bit greasy, so I will give the finished yarn a good scouring when I set the twist.

3 comments:

Nalamienea said...

man, I am so in AWE of you spinners. So totally cool. :)

kate said...

I am loving your squares! That project seems to be flying off the needles! Is that just me out here in blogland? I really can't wait to see the FO!

You must be so proud of yarn that you made from start to finish! It must give you a really great sense of accomplishment!

Happy Knitting! And spinning!

Lupie said...

I love this square also and your yarn is beautiful. I wish I could spin!