Saturday, January 23, 2010

Blueberry, Ball

I’ve been meaning to start spinning again for weeks now but finally got going last weekend.  I finished up this first 2 oz batch (I have 8 oz total of this roving) at Knitting Group last Wednesday:IMG_5393 The fiber is 50/50 wool/mohair (50/50) roving in colorway “blueberry,” purchased from Persimmon Tree Farm (Glen Rock, PA) at MDSW’09.  I’m trying to get it fine enough for socks.  I’m using a sample card and everything!  IMG_5392 I’ll spin another 2 oz, ply these 2 bobbins together, and report back.

Also, Kristina reminded me that I said I’d be more disciplined about making a Deck the Ball from leftover sock yarn as soon as I finish each sock.  So I knocked this out last night while watching a couple of episodes of The Riches on DVD.  IMG_5397 This is the Kitchen Sink Dyeworks Merino Luxe leftover from my Tesserae socks.

4 comments:

Kristina said...

Nicely done. And don't you feel great about it?

Kristen Eyssell said...

I want to document that I witnessed the spinning last week at Knitting Group. What Janelle did not mention is that she also assisted Stephie in starting her "Lucy Bag" -- a bag she saw about 2 years ago and really wanted to knit (and devoted the ensuing time to actually LEARN to knit). A beautiful example of goal-inspired learning!

Janelle said...

The Lucy Bag (http://twooldbagspatterns.com/) may need to go in my queue, too. It has a long handle and the short handle; you thread the long one through the short one as a closure. It works just like my Sew Bendy bag (http://tt820.blogspot.com/2009/03/socks-sad-bag-glad.html) and I love that bag! Hmmm, another way to use up those odds and ends of worsted weight feltable yarn...

Steven said...

I love that color of blue. It's making my mouth water. You're so good at this!