Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sit and Spin Saturday

Hi Knitters,
I have ahead of me one of the busiest weekends on the books. I want to quickly share some spinning progress I have made recently. Above is 300 yards of worsted weight spun from two braids of Springtree Road fiber.
I am making a Taiyo Reversible Scarf out of my freshly spun yarn.
I am getting better. I am trying to be tighter with my plying but not too tight. I was plying too loosely but over spun isn't good either. It is a work in progress.
Here I have 170 yards of worsted weight from another Springtree Road roving.
It is a beautiful medley of greens.
The Starving Artist Hat is a free pattern by Laura Linneman of the Knit Girllls video podcast. I was watching my friend Suzanne's video podcast (she is adorable, please go watch!) and followed a link she had on her sidebar to the Knit Girllls video podcast and I have been watching ever since. They have 46 episodes so it will take me awhile to catch up to speed. I started at episode number one. I love them and they are fantastic knitters. It's Laura and Leslie talking about knitting, reviews, yarn and spinning. Go watch if you have a chance!

Here is the Knit Girlls ravelry group link! I just joined. See you there.
I didn't have quite the yardage for the beret style of the Starving Artist so I had to cut down on the decrease rounds. I think I had 90 yards and the pattern required 104 yards. It is really a sweet little beret in the end and it was a super fun and quick knit.
I love the purl side of my uneven handspun and this hat features the purl side. It's a perfect combination.

I have so much to share and will hopefully have more time in the coming week to really blast out some posts and possibly a giveaway if I am lucky.

To the weekend!
best, susie

13 comments:

Barbara said...

That yarn is beautiful!!! and the hat is adorable! thanks, too, for the links you included. It's always fun to discover new knitting blogs!

Have a happy weekend!

RosalĂ­a said...

I think we must decorate our home with these lovely yarns. Really pretty! We can do great creations joining and performing these beautiful yarns.

Leslie said...

Thank you for the ringing endorsement, Susan! We love Suzanne's show and I'm so glad you like ours as well. Your handspun is beautiful!!!

Sara in WI said...

You are truly a spinner now, Susie! You make beautiful yarn and know what you want to do with it....Yay!

Kepanie said...

Your yarn came out beautifully. The first one is so fresh and fun. The second one I love b/c I love green. You're doing so well w/your spinning!

LaLa said...

The love is totally mutual. You've been one of my favorite designers for a very long time. Thanks for the awesome shout out!

knittingknirvana said...

Thank you for the linky love! :) I've been considering a Starving Artist Hat as well. Laura and Leslie are so much fun!!

LoriAngela said...

It's great when one knitting rock star finds another.

skaro964 said...

I love your yarn. I hope my spinning gets as good as yours.

Stephanie said...

I'm truely lovin' your handspuns!!!

Lucy said...

Your handspun yarn is beautiful! Can't wait to see your new scarf. Thanks for the links.

Miss Julep said...

Wow, what gorgeous hand spun!!

Amandiiine said...

Beautiful yarn !