Saturday, July 03, 2010

In Training

As promised, here is the project I'm knitting with the sock yarn I dyed. I still can't believe the amazing colors I got using only black food coloring. This doesn't look like anything at all right now, but I can assure you, it's going to be a beautiful little shawlette when it's finished. First, I'm adding an edging though. You'll have to wait for that.

In other news, I've been in training recently for the Tour de Fleece which starts today. To "train" as it were, I've been spinning some beautiful 50/50 Wool/Soysilk. I, of course, forgot to take pictures of it pre-spinning because I was so excited when I received it, that I started spinning within 48 hours. But, here's the singles on the bobbin.

I wasn't exactly sure what I was hoping for with this fiber but I am wanting to spin a single and navajo-ply it for socks in the Tour de Fleece so I was trying to spin this nice and fine.

I succeeded in spinning it pretty fine and decided to navajo-ply it.

Here it is, as it's being plied. I was unsure about how it was turning out. Sure, there were some nice fine places and most of it was turning out about sock-weight I thought, but I wasn't sure.

Then I wound it off the bobbin. Onto the Niddy Noddy.

Wow, it looks even better here doesn't it? Well, as a part of winding it off, I count the approximate yardage.

Wondering what I ended up with? I was too.

Here I present, a beautiful skein of Tempted Yarns Persuasion. 50/50 Wool/Soysilk. 440 yards!

That's right, I did it! 440 yards in 4 oz. that's sock-weight baby! Excuse me while I happy dance now.

More on the Tour de Fleece Later.

1 comment:

Teresa said...

Congrats! It is beautiful! Love the colors.