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

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Weekend whirl.......

My spinning is primarily accomplished on the weekends, when BG is not around.  He remains quite fascinated with the spinning wheel, and I just don't want it out and tempting him.  By the time he goes home, I'm usually too worn out to spin - with any deal of success anyway. So, it's kind of a weekend treat for me.


Ginny of  FatCatKnits fame, has a new thing going....a colorway of the month  SAL of sorts.  The color for March is "SweetTortie".  I had purchased a braid of it in January, and really didn't give the name much thought.  Little did I know, but the color of tortoiseshell cats was the inspiration for this particular colorway.  Many folks posted photos of their Tortie cats....gorgeous creatures!  Then it was pointed out to me that Sofee has the same colors in her coat, so......


Not to be outdone by a bunch of  felines, always up for a photo-opp.......



This weekend I spun up the first half of the braid - 2oz produced 306 yards of a light wt fingering weight yarn.


Spinning has given me an entirely new appreciation of yarn - the colors - the structure - the movement of the individual fibers themselves.



Plus it's just so darn much fun to do!!! 

9 comments:

Judy S. said...

Your Sofee is definitely Tortie material. LOL So is the yarn. Quite accidentally there's a photo of our tortie (cat) in my last post; the sun on her coat could be the yellow in your yarn! My DH says Ginger has a bad dye job....

Kay-From the Back Yard said...

Sweet photos, both of Sophie and your yarn.

Rae Lynne said...

Gorgeous spinning! And Sofee is sitting so pretty to pose for the pictures! :)

Liana said...

OMG!! Kathy, this is beautiful. Sofee is adorable as ever, but the spun yarn is stunning.

Dorothy said...

Awww - Sofie is such a star! Your spinning is getting down right incredible. I really do need to get back to my wheel - life has been so busy lately. Soon.

Artseycrafts said...

Sofee does match very well. Your spinning is perfect and I am amazed at your yardage from only 2 ounces. I need to know how you do it since spinning fingering wt has always been a problem for me.

Karen said...

Your Sofee yarn is lovely, not as lovely as the real Sofee though.

Wall-to-wall books said...

Ha ha! That is such a cute picture of Sofee. I love the color of that yarn!

Ólöf said...

You have an amazing talent and I really love this color.