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