Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Lots of pictures

This was the first laceweight yarn that I spun myself. When i posted it on Ravelry (because I was so very proud), someone said I shouldn't worry about the unevenness. It kind of deflated my excitement. I thought it was pretty even. Maybe I'm not doing it right, but I always just go for staying in the RANGE of the appropriate weight. Now that I've finished my Swallowtail Shawl from it, i don't feel deflated anymore

(sorry about the glare. I thought the black would be good as a background with this project, but it's shiny)

I also finished the Suffolk. It is a little bit nubby but only because it is roving, but not top, well that and I felted it a little bit when I dyed it, but thats just between you and me.

If you zoom in on it, you can even see a little piece of hay I apparently didn't get out during the spinning process. Whoops

Here's another spin I've been working on. It's merino blended with firestar and it's going to become my new ice queen. I threw some beads that I'm going to use into the photo too.

And to top off the Tuesday of Tons of Pictures with the new spin I'm working on.

It's Shetland handdyed by 00 (she doesn't remember though) and will be sock yarn.

Gotta go and work on the panda wool socks. They are almost all done yay!


  1. THe shawl is beautiful! You should feel very proud!

  2. I agree, the shawl is wonderful. Shame on the person who said you shouldn't worry about the slubbiness. It looks perfect to me :)

  3. Your lace shawl looks beautiful and your laceweight yarn looks perfecto :)

  4. Love your shawl and I'm impressed you spun the yarn too. Very nice work.

  5. Hi there. I found your blog through Colin and really enjoyed reading it.

    I don't think your handspun yarn is "uneven." Of course, I've only been spinning a month, but I've knit with a LOT of yarn and yours is pretty darned good! I'd be honored to knit with it. You did a wonderful job and it's beautiful.

    Our taste in patterns seems to run about the same, but you're much more accomplished than I.


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