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

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Finished....

Well, almost anyway.  The sweater is blocking.  After having one of the gals from my knitting group try this on last week, I am MUCH happier with it.  And relieved!  I actually think it's going to fit Ellen.  It's difficult trying to figure out button placement and collar configuration without being able to try it on a real person.  Sue is similiar in build to Ellen, and it looked nice on Sue.  :) 
The photo was taken inside, artificial light, and nothing to brag about.  I'll hopefully get a better photo before I send it off to her.  I'm excited to send it now.....

And, I've been doing some spinning:
This was a 4oz braid of BFL/Silk fiber from "AllSpunUp" that has been in my stash for over 2 yrs.  I actually had forgotten all about it.  I have been wanting to try that particular blend, but thought that the silk blends that I had were Merino/silk.  I was surprised (and embarrassed) to find several braids of this blend.  I really need to get busy with the spinning.....

Anyway, this was lovely to spin, and begged to be spun thin.
I decided to do a 2-ply, lace weight.  After it washed and fluffed up, it wound up being 845 yards,  A nice amount for something???  Not sure what?  There is enough color variation that an intricate lace pattern would get lost.  So, I'm thinking about doing a Citron.  It calls for lace weight, and I think the colors would work.  We'll see.  It's terribly soft and cushy.  And it was a fun spin.


3 comments:

Judy S. said...

Love the sweater and the spun yarn, too. It's such a pretty color.

Missouristar said...

Lovely! And I have to say that resistance is futile. I cast on last week! Your spun yarn is also lovely. I agree that Citron looks like a good choice. Damson is another simple shawlette without too much lace patterning.

Rebecca said...

I really like the collar on this sweater! The neutral color will be great and I'm sure this will be a staple in her wardrobe and be worn a lot! Think I will hop on over to Ravelry and see what you used. Your handspun looks great, Kathy! I still toy with getting a wheel. Some knitting pals and I are going to a wool festival in Taos to learn drop spindling in October.