"Nuttin but knittin" - that says it all, with an occasional deviation into the real world.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Scrappies

Shortly after I submitted my last post, I realized I had not explained what "scrappies" were.  Sorry.....  Those of you on Ravelry may already know and have seen these photos.  (You may be excused).  But please stop back soon.
When I first started looking at fiber from independent dyers, I was intrigued with their "scrap" pile of fiber -  odds and ends that were occasionally available for sale.  It took me several attempts, but eventually I was able to purchase two 4oz bags of these little lovelies.  They are random fiber content - some blends also - and many various colors.  These were purchased from IntoTheWhirled, one of my favorite vendors.
These are two of the four bobbin-fulls of singles that I spun.  When I started out, I was going to do a Chain-ply.....which would have kept the colors more separate.  It would have been a 3-ply yarn, and close to worsted weight.  But, I decided that I wanted the colors to blend a little more, yet I thought a traditional 3-ply  might "muddy" them up too much.  So, I decided to do a simple 2-ply.
Plied, on the bobbin, and.....
The finished skein.  (One of two actually, but I didn't get photos of skein #2.)  This skein is 650yds of 2-ply fingering weight.  The 2nd skein is smaller, coming in at 374yds, for a total of 1024yds.  Lots to play with, but at this writing, I still have no definite plans as to what this will become. 
Other than a new background screen on my computer that is.....I really love close-ups!

Now...back to my sweater knitting.  I am working on the sleeves.  So far the fit seems to be just perfect, and I think it will be a keeper.....

9 comments:

Monika said...

I like the close up and the photo of the big skein. It looks lovely, all those colors mixed together.
Right now I'm spinning and producing more yarn than I can knit away. I have the feeling you do that too. :o)

Dorothy said...

That is really beautiful! I never would have thought that many colors all mixed up would look so good. I've got to get more adventuresome.

Artseycrafts said...

The scrappies turned out gorgeous. I like the barberpole effect better than stripes too.

Grant looks like he is having fun with his new laptop.(LOL)

KnittySue said...

When I was quilting I loved to do scrap quilts..but I never thought that there were scraps from spinners too. You did a lovely job with your choice..I love how the colors flow.
Thanks for sharing, I learned something new already today and I'm only on my 1st cup of coffee..:)

Lisa said...

Too beautiful! The colors are wonderful. I'm in love!

Marguerite said...

Love the colors. What fun. Whatever you knit with it is going to be interesting and pretty.

Judy S. said...

I can't wait to see what you do with this. Who'd have guessed all those bits and pieces would end up so beautifully! Nice work!

Pat said...

I can hardly wait to see this knit up!

JakkiMitch said...

LUV the scrappy skeins!