Saturday 25 May 2013

I'm leaving on a jet plane

But I do know when I'll be back again. NYC bound. And, of course, my knitting is coming with me. I hope I find a nice yarn store.

Tuesday 7 May 2013

Raggedy Anne part 2

Awhile back I spun my first yarn. It was a beautiful brilliant red top merino. Being a complete noob, I didn't realise that it is okay if you overspin your yarn and unspun a lot of it . Needless to say, it was felty looking and ugly.

Now that I have a couple more skeins under my belt, not to mention the awesome new spindle, I took it upon myself to "fix" the yarn.

I spun about 50 grams of yarn, made an Andean bracelet on Justin's recommendation, and plied it to itself.

Here is the old Raggedy Anne (before I untwisted it):

Here is the new, plied, Raggedy Anne:

Sunday 5 May 2013

The rest of the fibre!

I finally finished spinning yarn from the bag of fibre Cindy gave me. It all turned out so beautiful!  I did the first skein with a wooden spindle I got at the Kitchener Waterloo Knitters Fair and the other, newer skein with a spindle Justin gave me. I keep forgetting what it's called. Ashford, I think?

Here are the pictures.

Older handspun:

New handspun:

And now I'm going to start some new handspun. New colour = exciting! I think I'll use some merino I picked up in Kitchener. Sooo stoked :)