>Another FO to share. 100 yards of Merino/Silk top from Lisa Souza Dyeworks in Colorway Skydrama. This is my first successful Navajo ply and I must say that I’m thrilled with it. It’s the best yarn I’ve made so far.
>I will admit to being a lazy college student in the middle of midterms. That admission paves the way for me to share a FO, calorimetry (my project page) has been done for weeks. I neglected to photograph calorimetry right away and thus I am presenting it to you.
It’s a very quick knit (so quick that it can be knit in one evening) and it is easy to customize to your preferences. I will be customizing a few with cables and such, just for a different look. I’m also making a bunch of these for last minute gifts.
>Two post in row! I can’t believe it. I’ve been spindling non-stop on my turkish, which I’ve named Bijou. I’m having so much fun with her.
>Guess what came in the mail today?
Of course I wasted no time learning how to work this spindle and it just so happened that my Targhee fiber came in the mail today too.
|Trying to master the God’s Eye pattern
The Targhee fiber is awesome. I love the purples, blues and greens. It actually reminds me of The Joker from Batman. The fiber itself is very spring and just wants to be spun. This is my first time using it and I think it will turn into a great pair of socks.
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>What a great weekend I have been having! Saturday was spinning guild day. We made polymer clay drop spindles. Some of them turned out great and some of them didn’t.
All of the spindling around me has made me yearn to pick up a spindle. So, I have been looking at Turkish spindles. The concept and design I find quite beautiful. I love how the cops are made into plying balls while you are spinning your singles. Needless to say, I bought one from threadsthrutime. The colors just kind of jumped out at me. The spindle weighs about 1.4 oz and is best suited for fingering-sport weight yarn.
To accompany this beauty, I bought 4 oz. of targhee combed top from bluedogfibers. I’ve heard from several people that Targhee is great for spinning socks as it is very springy.
Also, I finished the calorimetry last night. It turned out fabulous and I am going to make another one tonight. Looking forward to sharing many FO’s this week. Have a great week guys!
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day Folks!
I’ve been consumed with homework, like most other college students at midterm time. Today I am looking forward to eating Reubens, and working on a new pattern. I’m going to be making the calorimetry
(rav link) head scarf. It looks pretty simple and fast. Plus, I just love short rows!
>I have been so busy lately. School is just…hectic. However hectic it may be, I always find time to spin and knit.
I spun a bobbin full of Sky Drama. It’s very soft and squishy and so bright!
Now, I’m spinning River Stone. It is almost the complete opposite of Sky Drama. I’m actually in love with the muted browns, shiny cream and grey tones. I’m thinking this handspun will definitely be a pair of socks. What sock patterns would you recommend for this soon-to-be-yarn?