Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Bits & Pieces...

This just literally arrived through my door :o) lovely isn't it?

It's my fibre club parcel from
The Yarn Yard a 50% merino & 50% tencil blend. As always Natalie sends a lovely covering letter describing the fibre and how she went about dying it and her opinion about spinning it and/or suggestions... it's certainly brightened my day up... It's a beautiful combination of colours, it's soft and has a beautiful sheen to it....



Here's the Wine Sap roving all spun up and plied now... I must admit I'm pleased with how it turned out, though as you can see the colours in the roving don't always come through into the yarn as strongly as you would want

I got a very respectable 336m weighing in at 114g with 11tpi and 21wpi, and I'm pleased because my plying has improved and is more even and firmer. Previous plying has been a bit sloppy in places and firmer in others so this is a definite improvement.

I got one or two suggestions for the yarn, and I've bookmarked them on Ravelry for future use, but at the moment I'm toying with creating my own shawl pattern following Evelyn's suggestions in her book Knitting Lace Triangles. I'll let you know what I decide and how I progress....

My Princess shawl pattern was delivered on Saturday so now I have the yarn, the pattern & the needles and I'm ready to go but it will be a few months before I start as I don't "feel" ready to begin yet and I have a couple of shawls I want to do before starting this, so I think it'll be summer before I begin....



Both socks are progressing nicely so hopefully it won't be too long before I have a couple more pairs of socks....

5 comments:

fleegle said...

The roving is lovely!

My Princess is in the back of the closet. I hated working on it. It's boring and the pattern is not memorizable. Fooey. Maybe I'll get back to it someday, but I already have other plans for the yarn.

Janice said...

The roving is gorgeous isn't it, can't wait to try spinning it.

Jane said...

Your yarn came out beautifully and the new roving looks yummy. Mmmmm, Fiber! Like fleegle, the Princess is not my top priority at the moment but I will be getting back to her shortly so maybe by the time you start her we will both be in the mood to knit her :-)

Probably Jane said...

I love your spun yarn - I'm only just learning how different it can look to the roving. I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with it.

My Yarn Yard roving arrived this week too - haven't got beyond stroking it yet although my I have nothing on the bobbins at the moment. Will be a treat to rummage through the roving stash at the weekend.

I have an Ashford Traditional and, as a novice am still using the largest wheel on it. Now I have the basics I should really start learning about ratios etc!

Kai said...

The colour of that roving is gorgeous! Love how your other stuff has spun up... *drool*