Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Fiber Overload

I've been busy. Very busy. Hubby took the family on a road trip to Grand Island for a soccer showcase tournament. While there, I worked on my Chevron Scarf & some new washrags in lime green. I also found a pair of Trekking socks that I finished on my trip to Missoula.
Peaches & Cream (or Sugar & Cream) Lime Green washcloth.
Trekking socks.
Ribbing is k1tbl, p1

Chevron Scarf - 2 skeins of Koigu KPPPM. I'm being lazy and don't remember the colorways. It's posted on Ravelry so I don't have to remember (let me know if you don't have access & I'll look up the names/#s if you're interested).
close up

When I got home, my wheel told me I had neglected it too much. I had no choice but to 'sit & spin'. I whipped up some G-E-O-R-G-E-O-U-S merino/silk 2-ply. I purchased the roving at Joseph's Coat in Missoula, MT while on vacation (note to self, buy lots more roving next time I'm there, it's faboo)
singles2 hanks. Approx. weight = 4oz.
close up

I dug through the growing roving stash and found two small bits of roving (totalling approx. 3oz combined). I decided to spin some of the dark, card the dark and light together & spin it, then spin the light....sort of a blendy thing. I'm liking it so far but am not sure if I am doing it right (please tell me/give me advice).
Single, not sure if I'm going to ply or not. Right now, I'm thinking 'yes'.


Melissa said...

All of it looks awesome. I like the yarn you're spinning. Do you like the wheel much more than the drop spindle?

Nutty Knitter said...


I like both. The wheel is still a novelty to me & I'm using it more because I've wanted one for so long. For me, the wheel is faster. The drop spindle is fun when I'm elsewhere (if you lived near, I could TOTALLY see us doing this with one another at an addictive rate...similar to the addictive nature of McD's 'fat straws').

The wheel is similar to a large knitting project one only works on while at home. Whereas the drop spindle is something like a sock project. You can work on it at home OR somehwere else. No, I would not drop spindle in the car, but you understand the jist of what I'm saying.

And thank you for loving it. If you were here, I would have already driven to you house and made you look at it (or bribe you to come over here with the promise of a garden grown dinner).

Tonyia said...

love the mix of your fiber! If you ply it, it'll turn into a lovely smooshy color mix. If you keep it as singles, it'll stay a lovely progression of color.

Me, I'd ply it, and love the interplay of color. But that's just me. It's YOUR fiber!

Gorgeous spinning - look at the consistency. YAY!!

Nutty Knitter said...


I'm hoping to have enough to ply it. I love the smooshy color mix. That, and the progression of color is in the 'test' phase and probably not a true progression. I say it's the trekking xxl of progression!