Sunday, August 22, 2010

Well, it's not Noro, but it sure is stripy.

Before I went on holidays I spun 100grams of Bennett and Gregor natural coloured sheeps wool. It came in a three colour braid. When I got back I Navaho plied it.This is what I got:

I love Noro and pretty much any self stripping wool. Leon will tolerate stripes, but only if they are in "his" colours. And Leon's colours are black, dark grey, light grey, brown, taupe and beige. So I thought I would spin up some wool for a scarf for him, and try for a Noro style stipped effect. I am also going to spin up three colours of alpaca, and use the two wools together to makes a stripped scarf.
I'm still getting the hang of the wheel, and the first half of the plying went fine, and then I had a lot of trouble, I have no idea why. I left the wheel alone overnight and then the second half went fine. I rather wish I could work out what was going on. Still I am happy with the final product, so that is the main thing.

On a non knitting related note, we are finally getting proper internet, rather than this wireless broadband 3G rubbish, so hopefully after that goes ahead my whole internet experience will be more fun, and I'll be able to actually use YouTube. Excitment!

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