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Monday, March 15, 2010

On the Needles and On the Spinning Wheel

Sorry it has been several days since my last post but I've been busy!

Here's what I have on my needles right now. It is a wool art yarn spun by Esther at JazzTurtle on Etsy - spring green, lavender and white plyed with a gold metallic thread with silk flowers attached at random places along the skein. I am making a long skinny scarf with this using large size 13 needles and a basic stitch of knit one row, purl one row and then I wrap a row every ten to twelve rows and drop that wrapped stitch in the next row to create a long stitch. I am not using a pattern, I'm just making it up as I go along. I'm still debating on fringe or no fringe - I'll see how long the scarf is when I get towards the end of the skein. If the scarf is long enough I'll do fringe. If it isn't I'll either not do fringe or use a different yarn to create the fringe. Here's the skein of yarn
And here is what's on the spinning wheel right now. This is a roving consisting of merino and tencel from CJ Kopec Creations on Etsy. This is for the March/April Spin Along on CJ's Ravelry group. It is coming out nice and thin so I will be able to Navajo ply it and still have it be a lighter weight yarn (I'm thinking sport to DK weight).  The colors are so rich and the luster of the yarn is incredible. I can't wait to finish this one up!


Pricilla said...

Oooh, the yarn looks like a garden of pansies. Sooo pretty

Esther said...

Can't wait to see the finished scarf, Brenda!! That is one of my fave yarns!! SO Spring!!
Pricilla- that's exactly what I spun the yarn to look like!! :)

Lin said...

Oh, it's like spring for my eyeballs here today!! I love the colors you are showing! :) I'd like to see the scarf when you are done.

Anonymous said...

Don't you just love knitting and making it up as you go? I hate patterns;)

Split Rock Ranch said...

Pricilla - Spot on! That is exactly what this was called!

Esther - The scarf is done but is curled at the edges so I'm going to try ironing it to see if that flattens it. It is long so I hate to think about trying to block it. I only did 8 stitches wide using 13 needles and I think it is at least 5 feet long but haven't measured it yet.

Lin - Spring it is! I saw the first mountain bluebird yesterday so it is now officially spring here. I just went out and walked the pastures today and green grass is popping up everywhere! I will post pics of the scarf once I get it to lay flat.

Nancy - I hate patterns, too. I would rather just go with the flow and do whatever the yarn tells me to do. This worked out beautifully. Now if I can just get the scarf to lay flat - any suggestions - anybody?!

Anonymous said...

I love the color of the new roving...