Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Wet Wednesday

I was lost for inspiration on the title and it's very apt title anyway and it's the sort of weather that makes you want to spin and knit :o) and thus I completed my Trekking Colour socks...

I'm on a roll with my Christmas knitting this year... although I have a confession that the recipient may not receive these as I may just keep them myself... which is something I've never done before! I've knit about 53 pairs of socks now and have never ever thought I like these so much I'll keep them to myself... but anyone who knows my penchant for greens will know these are just my favourite sort of greens and coupled with the fairisle pattern I can see them ending up in my sock drawer ;o)

I have regained my spinning mojo in the last few days and eventually finished spinning the lovely neutral fibre supplied by Natalie of
The Yarn Yard for the Tour de Fleece... which she is now stocking in her shop as part of her permanent collection in a choice of 5 different fibre types.... this is BFL Superwash


I split it into dark, medium & light sections and spun them one after another


and this is the resulting yarn - 160m / 150g so quite a chunky yarn for me... well it was going to be an art yarn and I just couldn't bring myself to spoil the fibre so I navajo plied it, so as it came out quite chunky I think it will be a scarf which will show off the gradation of colour I hope....

and then I went onto spin last months Fibre club offering from Natalie - Shetland

I just tore off in chunks and split lengthways to produce this lovely, soft, bouncy yarn - again a chunky yarn 124m / 100g

at the moment I'm spinning some Wensleydale I bought from The Yarn Yard at Woolfest this year... I am spinning from the fold and also attempting long draw but I suspect it's my version of long draw.... I think I could do with some tuition on this.....

Think that's all for now.....

11 comments:

Soo said...

Oh go on - keep the socks! You've got lots of time to make a replacement pair. :)

Kai said...

I love greens too and those socks are fab!

Love the spinning as well.. The neutral is gorgeous and the bottom one is definitely my kind of colours!

fleegle said...

Beautiful spinning! And you are entitled to keep any sock you wish. Knitter's Privelidge :)

Suse-the-slow-knitta said...

keep the socks!!

Sharon said...

Lovely yarns (and those socks are lovely too - I'd keep them!). I've got some of the grey fibre too - I got the sort of coffee coloured one too which I'm spinning up now.

Probably Jane said...

Gorgeous socks and spinning - what are you planning to do with the Shetland?

I'm afraid I was beaten by the Wensleydale and have tucked it away for When I Am A Better Spinner.

Valerie said...

That natural colored roving looks amazingly like a true grey scale. At first I thought they were black and white pictures to determine the relative values.

Lovely spinning!

Micki said...

Beautiful yarns! And who could blame you for wanting to keep those socks?

Jane said...

The socks look great and your spinning is lovely. You are being much more productive than I've been lately.

Lisa said...

Wow, I love the grey colorway. That's so elegant! Beautiful job.

What is the name of the jacket in the previous post? Is it an adult incarnation of the Baby Surprise Jacket? That's really cool, too!

Helen said...

I love that silver/grey yarn, I seem to have a real thing for grey at the moment.

53 pairs of socks is pretty impressive - I think you deserve one (more??!) pair!!