Tuesday, March 25, 2008

More spinning and a little knitting

I have been spinning up a storm over here and I have spun most of my roving stash (which was teeny tiny anyway) There is more on its way and more to be ordered.

I spun up Hearts Afire.
95% BFL
5% icicle
3.1 oz

Before
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Now it is 192 yards of mostly fingering weight
Hearts afire

I also spun up Mermaid from Enchanted Knoll Farm
100% merino
4 oz

Before
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After 99 yards of worsted weight squishy-ness
Mermaid
Mermaid
This one is my favorite so far.

Here is the reason behind the hanks (and knowing how much yarn I have made)
Swift
Hand made by a friend of my mothers who is a great wood worker. All he had to do was look at the picture and in less then an hour (!!!!!!) it was done. It is nicely made and I am so loving it.

I finished Mindless John B socks. I finished them on saturday night.
mindless john b
mindless john b
I enjoyed the yarn (Claudia's Hand Painted Short sport in colorway John B) and I liked the colors in the hank but once I started knitting it up I wasn't thrilled as much. I have other colors on my wish list and these sock are in a new home being enjoyed

Snickers and what the Easter Bunny brought her
snickers
The flash makes her look like she is possessed =)

=)

7 comments:

Jill said...

Wow, you've been busy!! Love the new swift.

Karen said...

Wow, those yarns are gorgeous. I am always so impressed by anyone who can spin their own yarn. I bet you have some wonderful knits planned for the new yarns.

Jen said...

SOOOOO JEALOUS of the swift!!! Is there a pattern for that...I might be able to coerce my dad into making one for me...hmmmmmm

Toni said...

Wow--you have been busy! How fun!

keri said...

Beautiful beautiful yarns! They are looking fantastic, great job!

Aunty said...

The Mermaid is gaw-jus! Let's hope my little contribution comes through today so you can get more fiber to spin.

Shewolfy said...

Lovely yarns! I hope more roving arrives soon - I can't wait to see what you've got. (Mild roving envy here.) And Snickers has a duck-duck! (That's what they are called in our house. Baron, the two year old lab, adores his. It's the one stuffed toy he won't gut.)