|Knit and Caboodle|
It was a crafty weekend.
Saturday was the Knitters Guild meeting.
Sunday was a Spin-in at Knit and caboodle a LYS. She is carrying quite a bit of fiber and even has a couple fleece. This weekend she was showing some Mohair locks that just arrived. Gorgeous!!
|Angora Wool Blend|
At Yarn School, one of the girls gave me some angora to play with. I had never spun with angora before. She recommended blending it. I played with some of the mixed wool and made a batt. It was amazing how a little bit of angora made such a difference. The angora was white base with gray tips and the wool was a light purple. I had about an ounce. Adrian had provided some tips (I tend to over spin). My spinning was better (maybe, I hope) but I over plied.
1 ounce N-ply approx. 85 yards.
|One Big Ball|
For those that will be attending the SSK, there is a KAL from October 15-November 30th. Knit something from the featured designer with bonus point if you use a vendors yarn and extra bonus points if you spun yarn from a fiber from a vendor and knit with that.
I previously spun some Tempted fiber. When I spun it, it was in two balls. The balls were uneven. I was trying to figure out how to make them even because I wasn't sure which was larger or by how much. If it was commercial yarn, I could just weigh it. Well I wound them together into one big ball and marked the end. Then wound them back into separate balls. But now I know which one is smaller. I think I am going to knit Fire and Ice by Wendy Johnson. The pattern increases until you have used approximately 1/2 the yarn, then decreases. I wanted to make sure I started with the smaller ball so that I don't run out. We can't cast on for a few more days, but I wanted to have everything ready.
Pattern - check, needles - check, handspun with size indicated - check.