Final Tour de Fleece yarn… Not a huge haul of yarn, but a pretty little skein and mini skein combo.
Top - hand dyed Shetland and grey Shetland 144m/48g 4ply (std 2ply technique)
Middle - 32m/2g lace
Bottom - 17m/1-2g lace
The mini skeins are plied Andean to capture how the hand dyed colour might work on its own. Both could be used as a lighter weight edging to a knit project with the main yarn.
So how should I proceed with the Kal part of my Ravelry group SAL/KAL* competition? Well in all honesty, I’m really not sure… I want to make something for Darrin (D). D has supported me through everything I have been through in the last few months and so it seems only right that I treat him. As I’ll be knitting the final project in the evenings… and probably in his presence, I thought I ought to ask what he might like. After ‘cooing’ over the fact that the yarn is for him (he has been eyeing it up on my spindle!), D mentioned he’d love a lighter weight hat as his other hats are quite ‘winter’ heavy. A hat it is then! Just gotta find a pattern, or decide on making one up! What’s your favourite light weight hat?
Finally I thought I’d mention that I will be taking fleece and new fluff product to Fibre East this coming weekend… so if you fancy your very own ‘Roving Bon-bon ball’, or a ‘just shorn’ fleece, check me out!
*Sal/kal – spin along/knit along.
The lovely Tabs of RosyRetro has been handspinning for the Holden Shawlette by Mindy Wilkes recently. I’m really please to share with you that she chose my BFL tops in hand dyed colour Dartmoor. Here it is, didn’t it come up lovely?!
I think I definately need to add this Ravelry project to my queue!
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A big thank you to Rosy Retro and everyone who took part in the SAL KAL, we had a fabulous time and really got inspired to knit from our handspun. Here is some of the work;
Middle left to right - My Batt Droppings Poncho using my batt waste and grey Ryeland. Elaine’s Raspberry Chocolate Pink Cardi using my Merino Blend and another dyed purchased elsewhere. Alex’s Handspun Norie in my Shetland colourway After the Storm.
Bottom left to right - Tab’s shawl using Polwarth bought from Fibre Fancy on Etsy. Muriel’s Shetland Vanter Mittens in my colourway After the Storm. Marilyn’s Drift Away shawl in my Merino Tencel Blend Malachite.
The prizes have been claimed and I think we are all now insipred to work more with our handspun.
COMING SOON! Tour de Fleece on Ravelry… I will be hosting a team this year, so please join teh group here… http://www.ravelry.com/groups/saras-texture-crafts and let’s get spinning together with knitting,weaving,crochet to follow in the months after.
This is the Ravelry Project Page… http://ravel.me/SarasTextureCraft/skk
I’m quite aware that I look overly pleased with myself… and yes, to be honest I am. I love knitting with Handspun! Why, oh why I don’t do it more often I just don’t know… I’ll have to get the wheel out and remedy that.
In the meantime I do have some hand spun yarn waiting to be knit… the pattern search begins!
The SAL KAL continues until May and everyone has really got stuck in… I can’t wait to see more finished pieces.
I’m planning the next SAL KAL as I type.