Monday, November 28, 2005
Startin' at the Top
I started working on the tweed sweater. I ended up going straight stockinette. There's a lot of texture in this yarn and I wanted a mindless project to have around. I am going to put a couple of short rows in the back now and then again a few inches before I begin the ribbing. The fabric is much more muted than the picture shows. I think the natural grey fibers catch the flash and sparkle. I tried no flash, bu that's not working until I can get home before dark. Maybe next weekend.
I finally made it to my spinning guild on Sunday after finishing up the fourth chapter Saturday. Now that the corrie tweed project is finished I needed something new to work on. So I thought back to Claudia's great Spinning Your Stash class and pulled out some leftovers and headed to the Duncan. I had some brown Romney Merino Cross, some pumpkin colored merino top, and some champagne mohair top. I eyeballed it and blended three batts.
Then laid them on top of each other and tore them down the middle and blended each half.
This is going to be a three ply sock yarn. I got about about a half of a bobbin spun yesterday and I'm really surprised at how the bright rust/orange was softened. It will be interesting to see how it turns out.