The scarf is done - there was only a couple of inches to go as it turned out.


Now I just have to decide whether I keep it :-D or give it away as a present this year to someone who likes green. I have a 4oz hank of the same colourway fibre left over too if anyone wants it.


I have been knitting, I finished the second Tulip cardi - photos later this week as I left it at Stash - and have almost finished the first sleeve of Venezia. The rows there are getting very short now at the top of the sleeve cap and somehow that beautifully striped steek just makes me go all gooey inside!

Mostly though, I have been spinning. Here’s a taste of what’s been going on:


These mini skeins are shetland and will be dyed up for a somewhat traditional, but actually quite modern stranded project (that came out sounding weird - but you’ll see what I mean when it’s published).

There has also been more lace:


I am having to pace myself on that a bit as I’m finding that the concentration required is not so good for my back and neck. So I’m only spinning it every second day which means, obviously, that I need a second wheel! So I can have two projects on the go at once you see …

Today being a non-spinning-lace day I have been washing and flicking and generally enveloping myself in Supernova’s fleece. The most amazingly soft alpaca I’ve ever been able to play with. In an extreme display of stupidity, however, I manage to felt some of it in the washing process, I’d washed 100g and managed to rescue about 1/3 of it from the tangle. You can be sure I’m being extra careful with the rest!

10 Responses to “More spinning and one FO”
  1. fiberfairyshaven says:

    hmmm…green….might be my favorite color……..sniggles……..

  2. Ali says:

    The spinning looks lovely. :) As does the scarf! Makes me want to get on and finish my own feather-and-fan scarf…

  3. Cairi says:

    the scarf is gorgeous and those undyed yarns look beautiful!!! Look forward to seeing what you have planned

  4. Kai says:

    Love the scarf! You have fibre to give away? Really? You know it’ll have a good home here. :D

    Love the spinning too. Those mini skeins look ace and the laceweight is looking good too.

    I know what you mean about the backache though. I’m plying up my laceweight at the moment and it is taking forever!

    Hmm that reminds me, I really must get to my alpaca fleece.

  5. Joanne says:

    Wow, those photos of your handspun make me want to dive into the computer screen to touch them! Loved your comment on my blog and want to rush over to your house to hide. The professor’s bench breaking is the least troubling aftermath…although it is still in pieces on the back porch! This silly dog is still having to be watched every time he goes outside. He is still throwing up on occasion (who wouldn’t after eating compost!?) and oh, yes, today? I found half a dead snake. I know the dogs killed it, but I can’t find the other half. Joy.

  6. Moggle says:

    All looking lovely. I love the greens in the scarf. Blue laceweight looks gorgeous!

  7. Kay says:

    That scarf’s colours are absolutely fabulous. <3

  8. Amy says:

    Just gorgeous–every thing. Can I say that, while I’m sad to hear of the felted alpaca, I’m a bit relieved to hear that not everything you touch goes according to plan–because it seems like there is an awful lot of perfection going on here. Beautiful, amazing yarn and knitted things.

  9. elizabeth says:

    That’s a lovely scarf, and the skeins look so soft - Shetland’s my fave. I know what you mean about spinning laceweight, it requires more concentration than I have available sometimes!

  10. Carrie K says:

    Your scarf is beautiful.

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