Wednesday, February 20, 2008

SpinKnit

I'm joining Margene and others in SpinKnit.

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Everyone is invited. No special sign-ups. All you do is spin some yarn in February and then knit it in March.

I decided to spin a blend of Columbia/Dorset that I've had for a while. It's combed top which I have found to be a little more challenging to spin in the past. Usually I have a harder time drafting it evenly and I have to be extra careful not to put too much twist in it.

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Straight Out of the Package (left) and Pre-drafted (right)

I didn't have too many problems this time though. And since I was shooting for a bulky weight two-ply to match some other handspun in my stash, the spinning went quickly, as will the knitting.

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Two-ply Bulky

I plan to use this yarn and two others to knit a pillow. No need to spin a fine yarn for something like that.

11 comments:

  1. That looks great!

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  2. Beautifully spun! I'm still not sure whether to knit my funky stuff or spin something new.

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  3. raminthethicket10:48 AM

    Turned out nice! I agree, predrafting is helpful when something is tricky to spin :o)

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  4. So nice! I now have a serious appreciation (even more than before!) I had my first spinning lesson last Saturday...I was terrible...but I had lot's of fun...and can't wait to go back this Saturday!

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  5. Wow! I am always amazed by your work. It's so neat to see the wool and what you make out of it.

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  6. Your spinning is amazing.

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  7. I'll have to enjoy it vicariously through your photos. I can't wait to spin again, but I think to try it now with two very inquisitive and imitative tots in the house is to court disaster!

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  8. Your yarn looks creamy and dreamy like vanilla ice cream

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  9. Tracy, it looks so soft. What great yarn to knit into a pillow.

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  10. I'll have to watch on with envy, being unable to spin. I took a one day class offered locally, and I was AWFUL! ;-Þ

    If I am ever in a position to be able to take multiple classes, I would love to learn. :-)

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  11. Ah ... spinning. I would love to learn how someday. In the meantime, I'm going to live vicariously through you and the other talented spinners/knitters in our knitting community.

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Thank you for commenting!
~Tracy