Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Yarn Along

So my sweater is coming along.  I have about 6 rows of garter stitch and I can bind off the bottom and pick up the sleeves.  I'll get to that tonight for sure.  So I am right on track.  I think I should have enough yarn. The only thing that may hold me up for a bit is the fact that I haven't been able to find buttons that I like.  I found a few on Etsy so I need to make a final decision on that today so they will arrive by next week.  I didn't even bother to take a picture.  Imagine a big black/grey blanket with some holes for arms.  Just a big lump which is not photo worthy at this time.

This, however, is photo worthy.
My Teal Toes ended up being 320 yards of fingering weight yarn.  I really wanted to chain ply it but I had a bad feeling that I would lose too much yardage.  I was right.  It was so nice to spin.  I spun it on the fold which I had never done before.  I will definitely be ordering more of this in another colorway.   Unwind Yarn Company is amazing.
The colors look a bit washed out for some reason.  It must have been the lighting.  I haven't soaked it yet.  I will get to that this week.  No rush I guess because I won't get to knit it for a while.

Joining Ginny as always on this wonderful Wednesday.

11 comments:

Erin said...

Beautiful handspun! I'm so excited to see another spinner. :)

I'm very new at it and right now just trying to get the hang of plying without being over or under spun. Chain plying is the next method I want to work on.

brooke said...

So beautiful! Socks? It looks very luscious.

Bonny said...

Gorgeous handspun! It may be too nice to hide in shoes; that lovely yarn should be shown off!

Jen said...

Ohhh it's gorgeous!! I can't wait to see what you end up making up it!

karen said...

you do such lovely spinning!!! I know you will finish that sweater on time and I'm going to say you'll have enough yarn (aren't I a positive one?).

Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley said...

You are so talented! That yarn is just yummy looking...one day, maybe, I'll learn to spin, too. But for now, I'll just admire the gorgeousness of yours. :)

Tracey said...

You are just amazing Donna. I have sat here for awhile just gazing at your yarn, it's beautiful, really and truly beautiful.
I would love to learn to spin my own yarn, but there is no one around that spins and while I learned to knit from the internet, I'm not sure about spinning.

steph said...

oh, Donna....that handspun is gorgeous!! i simply don't need another hobby.....but I'll continue to ooh and ahhhh over yours!

Janet said...

Your handspun is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing your sweater and the buttons you choose.

Cathie J said...

I love your handspan yarn.

Lisa said...

Lovely yarn. What a neat hobby. I certainly don't need anymore...but who knows!

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