March 21, 2014

A Little Gets You Lots

If I knit or spin a little every day, then it's a no-brainer that something is going to get done eventually.  As it turns out, everything I was working on got finished in the past two days.  Woo hoo!

I had some teal cashmere yarn laying around in the leftover bin, and the Wandering Wool left over from the Stitch Surfer socks and with those I made these:

They're drying now, and it's kind of hard to see the design because the yarns used are low contrast, but they're cute - and they're done.  And when they dry I'm going to wear them right away.  The cashmere is soft and the Wandering Wool is the second best sock yarn I've used this year.

The cashmere was in such bad shape that I couldn't continue the pattern down the foot or the socks wouldn't last a week.  It ultimately ended up in the garbage.  Ute Socks by Nancy Bush from Favorite Socks (Interweave Knits), US #1 needle.

The second thing drying is the Haberdashery Cowl, another Interweave knits pattern (Fall 2013):

The white is Lion Brand, the blue/green is my hand spun (and I still have some left over).  It was so easy to make and for me, using a US #6 needle is like knitting with broomsticks.  It went fast and I would have made it longer except that I started to get bored.  It's going to look great around my neck - and I'm thinking maybe I'll use one green and one blue button - keeping with the theme, so to speak.

I finished spinning/plying/washing some yarn too:  below is some punta:

And here's some polwarth:

And here's a Loop batt I spun last year (it's the first one on the left):

Maybe I'll make a Zuzu's Petals cowl with the Loop batt, hopefully there will be enough yardage to both finish and use all the colors.

That's how I spent my day today, washing wool.  My living room smells like sheep and it's making me want to spin more, but you know what happens when the sun goes down.  My living room gets chilly and my bedroom is warm and cozy - and I think there's jelly beans up there.

Now I'm headed off to find the next thing I want to make with yarn I already have.  You would think that would be an easy feat, but stash diving always leaves a big mess in it's wake.

1 comment:

  1. Yay for finished objects!! They're beautiful (all of them!).