Thursday, July 10, 2008
a close up
And an update on the snow peas! I know all 6 of you are on the edge of your seats ;)
That's what... a month's worth of growth. Peas are magic I tell you.
My latest spinning looks just like days 1-3, so I won't bore you with another picture just yet, but the tour continues. I only managed about an hour yesterday, but that still means I haven't missed a day yet. I may bring my wheel to knitting this afternoon.
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Originally uploaded by trillium knits
Tour de Fleece update, day 4
I've plied up three nice hanks of three ply. I have a little bit of single left on each bobbin, but I'll probably just refill them with singles before plying again. I thought about getting out the plying head to make giant skeins.. but the ratios on it are so big I'd be treadling like a mad woman ;)
Since this is for a sweater I'm (for once) measuring as I wind onto the niddy noddy. So far I have approximately 458 yards of worsted weight yarn. Not too shabby. I definitely won't be running out of roving for this project.
This merino is spinning up so light and fluffy. I abused the fiber just enough in the dyeing process to give it a bit of woolen character.