Monday, March 21, 2011

Knitting and Spinning

I got bit by the spinning bug. I can't get enough. I finished with the two colours of merino that I bought from Gaspereau, and the plied yarn is hanging to dry and set twist. I'm quite happy with it. Today I started spinning fleece from my own sheep. Wow, what a difference. Although far from being as soft as the merino, the spinning is still going well and the singles seem to be more even and not as over twisted. Very excited.

I've got my sock mojo back. I've started another pair of Fleece Artist socks, for me, but the yarn is turning out to be a huge disappointment. I'm only half done the first sock and I've had at least six (6!) knots! Not a happy knitter! The beautiful colour only partially makes up for it.
As for the March Sweater Madness, check out the link in the sidebar for progress. I'm at the underarm portion, with the charts all done. Will work on sleeves today and hope to attach them to the body before lights out.

1 comment:

Dorothy said...

Does this mean that if I can get a llama fleece ... you can spin it for me?? :)
Looking forward to seeing some pictures of your yarn.