Thursday, January 5, 2012

Knit Romney

 I've been thinking about the concept of "slow clothes".  Us knitters and spinners have been making slow clothes all along---definitely not a new concept.  But just like the "slow food" movement, it's about slowing down and enjoying the process. It's about shunning Mc Donalds or "Mc Fashion".  Last month I decided I needed a new sweater.  On Dec. 10th I purchased 3 1/2 lbs of raw Romney at Weaving Works.  There was a blue ribbon in the bag of fleece and the sales person said it's from Washington State.  Other than that, I do not know the origins.  It felt soft and lovely and the color was interesting, so I bought it.  I washed it on Dec. 10th and 11th.  I began spinning on Dec. 12th.  I was done spinning on Jan 2nd. 
The pattern was chosen on Jan 2nd and I began knitting.  I'm on the second arm of the to come later.  As you can see form the photo above, I separated the light, medium, and dark lock so I'd have a variety of shades to knit with.  In the end, I ended up with a bulky weight three-ply yarn.


Judy said...

That's a great idea to separate the colors for a variety of shades to knit with. I'm looking forward to seeing your sweater!

MamaBird said...

You had me at Knit Romney and it only got more fascinating. You are amazing.