Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What I have been up to.

Some more secret knitting (another test knit for a book that I can't show you)
well, I can show you this:

Other than that, I have been swimming with the kids, playing, doing crafts and Spinning.

My sister and I are going on a Spinning/Knitting retreat here this coming weekend!
I"m so excited.

I bought 2 pounds of Superwash Merino Fibre from Laurie at the Black Lamb when I was there for the Spin Out.

I planned out my spinning--decided on 10wpi for my finished yarn, to be worsted weight (as requsted).
Spinning 3plies at about 30 wpi takes a long time
(For non spinners: Plies are the number of pieces of yarn wound together, WPI means wraps per inch--30 wraps per inch wound together to give me a yarn that is 10 wraps per inch finished yarn--which is worsted weight yarn=good sweater yarn and the size yarn that the retreat requested we have...make sense??)

Yardage so far:

I am hoping all this works out--my original math brain thought it was on track...My revised math brain thinks that I am going to run out of yarn.

We shall see what happens.
If all else fails I will either:
a) buy more fibre from Lori (oh sad, I'll have to go back and look at her entire basement full of pretty things....or
b) Knit my sweater with short sleeves

We shall see, we shall see.

More spinning.....


Anonymous said...

what a beautiful colour blue x

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If you need a project, I have a great idea !