Thursday, May 28, 2009

Fiber Output

As forecast, here is a photo-heavy post with some recent FO's.
(the yarns are FO's for the now - I haven't yet decided what I might do with them)

Finn, handpainted and semi-solid top dyed by Tactile with weld (the yellow) and other natural dyes, spun worsted and then 2 plied each color to itself and against each other. Just over 28 wpi, 2 oz., 411 yards

Light Gray No. Ronaldsey, given to me on my trip to Yorkshire a couple of months ago. Spun woolen, 16wpi, about 1.3 os., didn't measure it but probably about 230 yards.

Wensleydale, spun worsted from top purchased from Stitchjones. 8oz., 14wpi, 482 yards. Isn't it a great green? The colorway is Sligo.

Wool blend roving that has bee in the stash for a while, and was dyed and carded by a mill in upstate NY that's now out of business. A nice squishy 700ish yards of woolen spun fall colored yarn. (about 8 oz.)

And now for some real finished objects. There's a baby shower for my niece this week, but I can't make it because of the NwRSA conference in Tacoma. I'm sending this sweater and hat, along with a gift certificate that can be used for some tiny summer baby things, because the sweater and hat are sized for 12 months. Since the baby's coming in mid-July, they should fit for all this winter and next spring. The yarn is Encore, because I know this 21 y/o mom-to-be will want to put everything into the washer and dryer.

Now I'm ready to decide tomorrow what I'll need at the NwRSA conference in Tacoma this weekend, then pack and be ready to leave the next day.


Blogger Shelia said...

Sorry for the weird spacing - I tried to fix it for 45 minutes last night and never could manage it. I decided to just go ahead and post anyway.

11:42 AM, June 03, 2009  
Blogger giuseppe said...

Lovely texture on the sweater :-P

I saw a post of yours in Knitter's Review Forums and you wrote that you wouldn't recommend the HitchHiker spinning wheel as the first wheel because it is not as versatile in doing certain spinning tasks. Could you tell me what you meant by the tasks? I'm interested in purchasing this wheel, since it's the lightest and easiest to move around... I've had experience with other wheels like the Kiwi spinning wheel by Ashford

11:16 PM, October 10, 2009  
Blogger giuseppe said...

Here's the link to the thread just in case ^^

11:17 PM, October 10, 2009  
Blogger Knitcrazy said...

What a Darling sweater..
I am drooling over that Yarn yo have.. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh

9:49 AM, June 10, 2010  

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