All this lovely weather and sunny skies has me jonesing to dye some fiber. Unfortunately work has kept me from the dye pots. But hopefully soon. My friend Kim even sent me some undyed Wensleydale to try out. I love spinning Wensleydale, but I have not dyed it before. I also haven’t managed to knit any yet.
I got some awesome socks from Megan in MN (I knit her a shawl-she knit me socks) They are made from Bugga in Breyer’s Scarab Beetle. Yes, it is yarn named after various bugs. But it is scrumptious. It has 20% cashmere, unlike the usual MCN’s that have 10% cashmere so it is cuddly soft and the colors are amazing.
And my first spin of Jacob wool. This is some mixed Jacob, dyed by the talented and super nice David of in the April club colorway “Charred”. I enjoyed the spin, but Jacob is a bit scratchy for my tastes.
Seriously! This week has flown by and I have been busy with everything but fiber stuff. I did manage to start an eyelet yoke baby cardigan out of that gorgeous pink Madelinetosh Merino Lite
I love Shetland for shawls. It has just enough halo to looks soft, yet has gorgeous stitch definition and blocks beautifully! Look at this edging:
The colorway is “Molly Ringwald”…doesn’t get much more girly than that, eh?
I am off to a legal seminar for the next few days. No spinning, but plenty of knitting time.
Not totally a fail because the shawlette is really pretty, but I ran out of shawl before I got to the last color in the color progression skein. Oops. I probably should have figured out how do a few more repeats of the pattern before the edging, but the designer had actually cautioned against such a thing in a Ravelry thread. That cautionary advise combined with my own ability to mess up math calculations with wild abandon and my inherent laziness made me knit to pattern.
At least that is what weather.com says. It made me think of this yarn:
244 yards of superluscious merino/cashmere/silk in the “Tempest” colorway. It really needs to be knit…but into what?
I had a ton of busy things to do today, but I managed to squeeze in some photos of my spinning efforts-
The Hedgehog Fibres superwash merino got plied. I nplied it into this gorgeous fingering weight.
I love Hedgehog Fibres in general. Her yarns are lush and gorgeous and her fibers are sublime. The superwash merino is so soft & shiny that it feels like merino/silk when spinning.
I also plied some Rogue Adventures merino with some The Plucky Knitter superwash merino. I have had both of these for awhile and finally realized that they matched each other perfectly. I used a single of each and chain plied with the 2 singles held together.