Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Spinning My Wheels

I'd love to be able to show you any of the three finished sweaters I have yet to do FO posts for, but alas, it has been pouring rain for two days here--in itself, a very good thing--so decent pictures are out of the question.

Instead, here are some crummy pictures of the yarn I finished spinning and plying yesterday. It looks somewhat better in person, although I'm not thrilled with it. It was prettier in the roving; the finished result is a bit muddy and bland looking to me.

I have two large skeins of this (eight ounces worth), in what I think is about a sport weight. It will probably end up being a camisole eventually. The very blandness of the color, which is actually a combination of silver, purple, and green, will make it a good choice as a layering piece.

I have another project in the works. It's not a knitting project, although it does have to do with yarn. Here's a sneak peek:

(The project is the piece of wood, not the teenager. He is also a work in progress.) Any guesses what it might be?

10 comments:

kmkat said...

It's a stick to beat the crap out of anyone who interrupts you when you are knitting/spinning. Am I right or am I right?

One person's muddy and bland is another's subtle. Just sayin'...

Jean Baardsen said...

It's part of a loom, and now you're taking up weaving....

Jennifer said...

Oh, I would have called it muted and sparkling, not bland!

Tracy said...

I think knkat has it figured out, but in light in of your usual non-violent behavior I'd have to guess it's going to be a niddy noddy.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Oh I love the colour of that yarn - subtle but beautiful

Sharon said...

I'm with Jean - it's a loom! If it is, I'm not all that surprised - you are a true fiber artist. Very nice handspun; it will look great in whatever you decide to make with it.

sophanne said...

It's getting ready to be a lazy Susan swift

5elementknitr said...

I love that spun yarn!

I think the stick is going to be a yarn swift?

Fibra Artysta said...

I'm going with loom too!

seashells said...

I know what the new project is, but that would be cheating...