Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Fibery Updates

These all get bigger if you click 'em.

Dormant Fair Isle

I hadn't worked on this for a while, and finally put in some serious time on the first sleeve over the last two days. I'm anxious about running out of one color, which I bought from a yarn shop in Ithaca NY around 1990, and it was discontinued even then. But I think it'll work out. I hope.

The Merino/Yak Down Spinning

Just made a small 2 ply skein of this, about 135 yards, about fingering weight. It's fun to spin and I've learned a bit about making better batts by spinning what I've carded. I have more of this to blend and spin, but I'm not in a hurry on this now that I've experienced a bit of it. Which isn't to say I didn't enjoy it. I did. But now I've had a taste, I can work on other stuff that's calling to me. Do you like my Brooklyn Tweed style artsy shot?

A Bit More of the Shetland/Alpaca

I did another three ply skein of this, 165 more yards, and think it will be great to knit with. It has a pleasing hand, nice texture, and will not scream "Home Made!" in the finished object. Still a bunch more in the bag to spin up as time allows.

And now, I must run a few errands while the kids are still at school. How can a seven hour day fly by so fast?


bradyphrenia said...

wow, i really like the colors of that merino/yak skein. and your fair isle sweater is beautiful.

Becky in Iowa :O) said...

Your colorwork and spinning just leave me in awe.

Bezzie said...

Nice fartsy BT pose--great blurrage there!

I can't wait to see that sweater completely done.

Marina said...

Crossing my fingers that you have enough yarn for the Fair Isle. The Merino and yak is gorgeous!

dale-harriet said...

Elizabeth - I cannot fathom the skill (and magic) required to make such a thing as that fair isle; I can't even say the words out loud. That is stunning! I'm not jealous, I'm a different sort of knitter, but I revel in the beauty you provide. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished project! (Can I watch you do that sometime?)

Ruinwen said...

Your talents always leaves me in awe. The sweater is so beautiful. The colors are just so perfect with each other. The yak and merino are so yummy I can't wait to see what you make with them. :)

Cindy G said...

D**n, I really want to feel that merino/yak. I'm afraid I can't make it to Last Saturday this month. Can you bring it along in Oct?

The Fair Isle leaves me in awe.

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Excellent color on the Al Shetland. I'm sure it's even more better in person.

zippiknits said...

Truly beautiful colorwork! I hope that you don't run out of that color of yarn. Gah... that's a long time ago to try to find any.... Your spinnings are an inspiration.