Thursday, September 14, 2006


I am obsessively knitting a sweater out of handspun. It is a deep ribbed shawl collared cardi. I started it a week ago and I'm really getting there! These are its parts. I'm almost done with the first sleeve too. I'm nervous about the shawl collar as I'm kind of winging it without a formal pattern. My best friend(wink wink) Ann Budd helped me out the decreases and increases for shaping. Her books are indispensable!!!

This is my current spinning project. Wensleydale from Miss Morgan, a sweet girly, wensleydale sheep. I'm hoping to transform it into a cabled vest.

Sorry for the crappy pics. The wensleydale is a beautiful silver witch I did not at all capture. It has been continuously grey here. Yuck!

I'm finding myself more focused on learning from each spinning project. I purposely made a softer yarn with less twist with this wensleydale. Wensleydale is not short so a softer yarn , it seems to me , would be more appropriate.

After this project I am breaking out the lace whorl for the first time and christening it with Lisa S' merino silk in south pacific. Ohhh, I can't wait. I have the perfect set of beads for that fiber too. It will want to be a shawl I'm assuming:-)

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