Monday, June 07, 2010

Back to the Wheel and needles

I have been working crazy this past month I hardly had time for the wheel and the needles.

But the job is done and now there is time for spinning and knitting and some other summer fun.

And here are some eye candies:

My first hand-spun sweater is coming along quite well. Actually I am a little further along. It is going to be a bolero rather than a full sweater. Even though I have more roving I would like to save that for another project. Besides, I tried it on and liked the way it look as a bolero.

Fiber: four ounces each of Pigeonroof studio merino/silk, Bee Mice Elf merino/silk, and Sassy Sheep Merino/ Cashmere singles plied together to make three-ply worsted weight.

I also spun up some fun color superwash merino from Perchance to Knit:

I spun lace-weigt singles and Navajo-plied them to keep the colors. This will be self-striping socks.

Then I had my first experiece with with Wensleydale fiber. Singles:

Just a tiny bit spun up. This will probably be a shawl. My first time spinning long wool.

All is beautiful around the house. The hydrangeas are in full bloom

They are doing really well this year. I don't know whether it was because we had a lot of snow and hence a lot of water went into the ground. We had a sprinkler system install two weeks ago so they won't be thirsty anymore.

Next post will be all about my gardens. Yeah!!

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