Monday, June 20, 2011

Catching Up

It's been a while since I've checked in. I have been busy with all kinds of fiber related projects. I finished knitting the Cold Mountain shawl, but since it's not blocked yet, I have not photographed it to share with you. During that long and tedious project, I made this scarf as a "side project". It was a mindless project that kept my hands busy and I used it as a "break" form the lace shawl.
I started with some BFL roving and spaced dyed it. Then I spun singles and I left it as a single. That's right. It's my first attempt of making a single (non-plied) yarn. And I really liked it. Below is my daughter's friend Maddie who modeled for me on the fly.
Recently I finished spinning all of the Jacob fleece. Some is combed and some is carded. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet...maybe a blanket of natural colored yarns.

1 comment:

woollyprimate said...

I love spinning singles. I have several skeins of singles that hung straight after finishing. I haven't knit with them, yet, to know if they would bias or not, but according to Deb Menz, if the skein makes less than a full twist when finished, it won't bias when knit.

I have heard that although the fabric as a whole won't bias, each individual stitch will. One leg of each "v" will be straight, like what happens when you knit with Lamb's Pride.