Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Yarn for Mimi's shawl
I've been working on this one for a while, one ply of Wensleydale, one of Camel / Bunny /Silk, spun up on a mixture of spindles and the wheel. I got over 500meters from 136 grams, although I cannot work out how it weighs that little. Hopefully I have enough for a slightly smaller version of the Shoulder Shawl for my mother. I'm thinking leave the border off and it should be plenty big enough. hopefully. I know I said I wasn't going to put pressure on myself to knit a shawl in time for her birthday, but really I want to knit with my handspun, all of it. I have 5 different lots of handspun in my stash and I would rather knit with that before the commercial stuff. Also I only have one mother and while she woud be happy with socks, I think she deserves more.
This project has really reminded me of my utter love for spindling and I'm currently spindling sock wool on my Turkish, mainly as lunchtime at work. here's a gratuitous shot as I adore the way this looks on the Turkish