Wednesday, February 04, 2009

On the Wheel


I thought I'd show you what I've been working on lately.

This is shettland wool from Regina (one of the girls that we gave to a new home last fall) - I think she was registered as fawn, but her wool spins up to be a very pretty carmel color.






I had probably 3 or 400 yards spun up before The Shepherd decided he wanted something a little different.


I will be plying it with brown from Anna Dee and our friend Denise will take it and knit The Shepherd a sweater vest. She knitted up a sample and it really looks pretty - sort of heathery. We figure that she'll need somewhere in the range of 1000 to 1200 yards - if I can do 200 yards a week I will be happy, (I generally try to spin for about an hour before I go to bed every night) but it may take me longer than that. I have some shetland/alpaca blend that is, as the old saying goes, "burnin' a hole in my pocket", but I kind of promised that I would finish the sweater vest yarn before I start anything else....

Next - off the wheel, on and off the "hook" - as I crochet, I don't knit!

5 comments:

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Oh, I would love to knit for an hour every night before going to bed! But that's when I usually knit....

vlb5757 said...

The yarn looks lovely. I might get more spinning done if I did it every night before going to bed, but I would fall asleep in the chair! I admire your dedication.

Tina T-P said...

Ah, yes, spinning before bed. I must admit that I do have some lumps in my yarn from when I get all relaxed and fall asleep while I am spinning. LOL T.

Sharon said...

I too am a daily spinner but at the other end of the day. You bobbin is beautiful! Good job Tina.

sheepsclothing said...

The yarn is looking good- should make a very nice vest for the Shepherd! I really ought to try and set up that sort of routine- dedicated spinning time before bed. I nice way to end the day.