Saturday, November 11, 2006

On the Fiber Front

AND, one last post to let you know that despite the lack of blogging time, I have still been able to find a little knitting and spinning time.

Remember that fiber from the OFFF, that oh so lovely BFL/Alpaca blend. Well, it makes the softest most luxurious yarns in the world. It was more difficult to spin than straight wool, as it was more slippery, but felt so nice on my hands that I was willing to progress along the learning curve.
Oh yes, and I remembered the name of the lady's company who bought it: Great Balls of Fiber by Sarah Anderson of Snohomish WA. She apparently doesn't have a website, at least not that I can find. Too bad, her dyed rovings are AMAZING!

I have started another pair of socks.





And what is this? Oh nothing much, just MY FIRST SWEATER EVER KNIT FROM MY OWN HANDSPUN! It is a simple raglan knit from the bottom up. I didn't have enough yarn to knit the entire thing in handspun, so from where the raglan decreases begin, including the arms, I am using a matching yarn, Nashua's Creative Focus Worsted. The cuffs and neck will still be in the handspun.

And last, but not least, remember that batt that came from Abi?
Well, it is spinning up into a very lovely yarn. Navajo plyed, of course. This is about 1/5 of the batt. I am hoping I will have enough for another sweater.

























This photograph shows the colors better. The first one's are a little too bright.

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:49 AM

    I love the handspun sweater! What pretty colors and the seed stitch cuff(?) really makes it pop! That BFL/alpaca looks fabulous too!

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  2. Yarn_Queen4:46 PM

    Lovely yarn my dear. I just wanted tell you that firefly on word press has an interesting blog
    also.

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  3. Dearest Knitter of the Universe, I was wondering if you would please knit a scarf for Ultraman cuz he gets kinda cold in outer space. Please use colors that go well with red and silver as most all of his Ulrta suits are red and silver.

    Thanx TTFN patrick

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  4. almost got your package put together.....will get out this week....its been CRAZY here....

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