I’ve finally got a finished skein of yarn to share…the fibre I showed two posts ago well it’s taken me forever to get it spun due to everyday life getting in the way…
this yarn was meant to be coils and when it came time to ply I completely forgot to ply the way my spinoff 2009 magazine showed me, so now my coils are what I like to call witchettygrubs😂🤣 …oh well its plyed and balanced so I’m sure someone will love it and buy it at the 2019 beanie festival…
Tonight I’ll get out some more fibre & my copy of The spinners book of yarn designs and try some of the yarn ideas in it as I’m thinking of making more art style yarns coming into this new year..
I took this pic yesterday…its 324meters, 11-12wpi, Sport /Dk spun from superwash merino & polwarth/merino.. I’ve popped on a pic of the superwash merino bobbin that I plyed with my other bobbin from my previous post…
last night I spun up this merino that I dyed ages ago…not sure what fibre I’ll spin and ply this with?.. I’ll dig through my fibre stash tonight and see what I have…
Today on my way home from the gym I pulled into the pet store and bought some goldfish for my garden pond..I’m happy to report that so far all 6 are swimming around and enjoying life!
Finally I have daylight and time to post a pic of my first finished yarn for TDF 2018. Heres Lucinda.. she measures 220.5meters, 12 to 13 wpi, weighs 90grams.
I 2plyed from 2 bobbins, one bobbin still has some single leftovers on it so I’ll add that in the next braid of this same fibre colourway that I spin, but I’m going to prep the next one different before spinning it.
I started this crochet blanket at least a week ago using some assorted purple and pink yarns from my mum..I’m making the pattern up as I go along..Hopefully it will look ok..I’ll go back and continue on my rainbow wave blanket soon.
This is one bag of Finn x Corridale/Romney fleece that I was prepping for Tour de Fleece, but I decided to spin it up yesterday as a test run.. It spun up so soft and squishy..
I’ve put the rest of my fleece away as I can’t trust myself not to spin it before the Tour starts..
So tonight instead of continuing on my crochet wave blanket I’ve started on another blanket that Im making with leftover assorted pink and purple yarns.. pics soon.
Let the fibre prep begin!😁…it’s too cold to sit outside today and make rolags so inside it is!..getting these ready for #tourdefleece this year that starts July7th. I’ve joined team #kathysfibres on Ravelry because all my stash at the moment is from her..actually most of my yarns I make are.
The fibres consist of white sparkle, finn fleece x a finn x corriedale /romney fleece, some banana silk threads and I’m contemplating mixing in some alpaca I have too..
If I don’t make rolags I might make batts instead?
I just finished knitting this beanie for me to wear to the local beanie festival in July.
I’ve made it with my leftover handspun yarns and just made the pattern up as I went along.
You can wear it as a slouchy beanie or a rolled brim beanie.
Here’s my pattern but you can change how you do the stripes if you want.
My handspun is DK/8ply in thickness.
cast on 92sts with a cable cast on..
using size 4.5mm circ needle
knit rim in k1, p1 for 4.5 inches
change to 5mm circ needles knit pattern as follows
1. pink knit 3 rows
2. grey knit 4 rows
3. pink knit 3 rows
4. grey knit 2 rows
5. pink knit 1 row
6. grey knit 1 row
7. pink knit 2 rows
8. grey knit 3 rows
9. pink knit 1 row
10. grey knit 1 row
11. pink knit 1 row
12. grey knit 1 row
13. pink knit 1 row
1. grey knit 3 rows
2. pink knit 3 rows
3. grey knit 2 rows
4. pink knit 1 row
5. grey knit 1 row
6. pink knit 2 rows
7. grey knit 3 rows
8. pink knit 1 row
9. grey knit 1 row
10. pink knit 1 row
11. grey knit 1 row
12. pink knit 1 row
start decrease rounds
change to grey yarn
k2 ,knit 2tog.. for 1 row
then knit 2 rows
69 sts remain
change to pink yarn
k1,knit 2tog .. for 1 row
then knit 2 rows
46 sts remain
still in pink yarn (I changed to double pointed needles now)
k2tog for 1 row
23 sts remain.. cut yarn and thread through remaining sts.
beanie completed 👍😊
choose any yarn colours you like..I used pink merino and grey alpaca..
The alpaca I held two strands together when knitting because when I spun this yarn it was more of a fingering weight than a DK weight like the pink merino is.
come to my Instagram @spinning_scribbles to see me in it!😉
I managed one row on my crochet blanket last night.. and casted on a beanie for me… I’m feeling much better than I was 3 days ago. 😊💛
read about the scarf festival here
“At the National Wool Museum, you will discover why fleece from Australia’s sheep was at the heart of our economy for nearly 200 years.
Since the arrival of sheep with the First Fleet in 1788, the wool industry has dominated our economy, our agriculture and our reputation as a quality wool-growing nation throughout the world.
Geelong is a city synonymous with wool and the wool industry – sheep farming began here in 1835 and the first of many woollen mills opened here in 1868. For many years the city was known as the ‘wool centre of the world’.
Two hundred years later, in 1988, the National Wool Museum was established as Australia’s only comprehensive museum of wool.”
my handspun handknit corriedale and Romney scarf gifted to a friend.
finished my 3rd yarn today (the one in the middle) that I want to sell at the Beanie festival in July… I’m thinking of knitting a beanie now for the festival… I have more assorted fibres I can spin into yarn and I might knit a scrappy beanie made with them. 😉
this is 50/50 merino bamboo plyed with merino.. plying and soaking the 3rd and last skein tonight..then I’ll post pics of the 3 fibres used and all 3 yarns together..