Friday, September 24, 2010

Spinning and Knitting

This is some lovely BFL fibre which Freyalynn custom dyed for me. It is called Cottage Rose Pink and I have 200g. I started spinning it yesterday - so WIP photos to follow.

These are a pair of mittens for me. I used 100% Alpaca DK and an ancient Patons pattern.
Finally - my latest completed spinning. I spun 2 bobbins of undyed Shetland fibre and plied them together to get 125g of sock weight yarn. Its my finest and most even spinning yet on my wheel. Its my 1st wheelaversary so I'm quite pleased with my progress. I dont know how long the yarn is because i forgot to measure it before I made it into a cake (blush) It is very, very soft and completely different from commercial Shetland yarn.







4 comments:

Georgina said...

Thank you for commenting on my butterfly - are you going to have a go?

Julie said...

That shetland looks beautifully spun. Well done you and belated happy wheelaversary! :-)

Stasher said...

Well now I know what perfection looks like.....if something is worth doing well, it could take a year of practice, but it is more than worth it.

Stasher said...

Well now I know what perfection looks like.....if something is worth doing well, it could take a year of practice, but it is more than worth it.