Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Spinning down the st*sh...

I've been doing some spinning and plying during the current cold snap.

First up some Polwarth which was spun in 2014, plyed in 2015:
This is about 10 oz of Polwarth, two ply.  It wraps at about 18 epi.  It's been washed but not re-skeined, so it's a bit untidy looking.  This is about 1/3 of the roving that I have to spin.  I'm thinking that I'll weave with this.

Next some Pygora:

This is about 4 oz and 550 yds. all spindle spun in 2014.  Wheel plied in 2015.  In real life the blue is a little more saturated.  I'm thinking shawlette for this yarn.

And this North Ronaldsay was spun and plied in the past couple days:
It's 100 grams and about 275 yarns.  The fiber was purchased when we were on Orkney in 2011.  I'm thinking this will be a hat, something like this.

My apologies for the picture quality above, but it is January in Michigan....low light prevails.

Also there's some knitting happening:
More socks, and believe me it is wool sock weather!  This is Paton's Kroy yarn and these were started in the new year.  I was all the way to the ribbing on the left sock last night when I finally saw how I was missing a stitch in the pattern...I had been thinking there was a problem all evening.  Once I found it. there was nothing to do but rip back.  Otherwise I would be looking for that error every time I put on the sock.  So in two evenings these should be done.

One more thing to show that was completed in 2014, but I had to keep it under my hat until gift giving was done (pun intended):
This was for my sister...and completed before the ground was covered in snow.  The yarn is Galway.  the pattern is Cloche Divine by Meghan Jones.  I made the crown a little deeper than what the pattern called for.

And that's what I've been doing to stay warm.  You?


  1. Beautiful! I particularly like the polwarth!

  2. Lovely spinning. I have yet to get productive in that area, but some day! :)
    The socks are beautiful and fun. Boy are you a fast knitter! Two at a time?
    I bet that pretty hat is getting a lot of wear and a lot of compliments.

  3. So much fun to see what you've been doing.

  4. Spindle spinning is a fiber adventure I've yet to delve into . . . your fiber fiend is showing:))
    ENVIABLE socks in the making - wool socks fall in the same category as wool blankets this winter - pure survival!
    AND I just love the DDW from the December post . . . rose path writ large . . . rose path for "block heads" . . .


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