Saturday, 19 September 2009

Six Books Project #5 done

IMG_0229, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

Happy socks.

Gorgeous tweedy, texturey, stretchy ribbing with an undulating hint of interest to break up the monotony. Pretty yarn which brings out the gold-fish reaction in me on each round. "oh look, pretty variations, oh look, pretty variations, oh look, I wonder what colour comes next?".

I am easily amused.

Project ravelled here.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Spinning equation

These..... plus spinning wheel....

become these...


which, in turn, become this.


And the half bobbin of plain blue singles leftover, plus a curiosity to try out navajo plying, become this.


Soft merino top was probably not the best choice of fibre for my first attempt at this technique, but I kind of got the hang of it and the resulting yarn is definitely knit-able. More practice required on a sturdier-spun single.

The Blue: Atlantic Merino Top 100g from Ewe give me the knits!

The Multi: Myers BFL/Bamboo 50/50 100g from Ewe give me the knits!

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Liesl fin

Liesl fin, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

How quick was that!
I haven't blocked it. Don't think I will. I shudder to think how much it might grow when it gets washed. Perhaps if I dry it scrunched up...
Buttons from the Buttonmania-stash-enhancement spree a while back.

Thoughts for next time. Perhaps go down a needle size (ie. 6.5mm). Anecdotal evidence suggested that the pattern tends to run a bit small, but this is really a little bit big in the width department. Perhaps my tension is looser than Ysolda's.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Summer green cardigan #1 nearly there

Liesl in progress, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

Because this knits up so quickly, it's quite addictive, which means I keep on knitting this to the exclusion of other projects, which means that the project goes even quicker! Self-perpetuating speed?

The sleeves are finished. It's just a matter of deciding how much longer to make the body. It sits higher at the back than at the front currently. That may prove to be the only incentive to actually block this since it's sitting pretty nicely everywhere else.