Monday, July 30, 2012

Block 7 for May drying

Block 7 for May drying by BlueDragon2
Block 7 for May drying, a photo by BlueDragon2 on Flickr.

Great afghan knit along

Thursday, July 26, 2012

2nd pair of Simple Cable socks finished!

Cast off and ran in ends so they are ready to wear this weekend. Now I plan to get back to work on my Pisqu stranded socks. I love how the pattern moves around the foot on Pisqu, shaping the sock as you knit. It's definitely a challenging pattern to knit, but a wonderful sense of achievement when they're done.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Tour de Fleece Day 23 progress

Fourth skein, 208 wraps equals about 416 yards of three ply yarn! This gives me 200, 276, 430, and 416 yard skeins during Tour de Fleece - definitely made my personal goal of making a large dent in the fleece. I'm going to wash the last skein and spin some commercial dyed top as a reward for my hard work and achievement. Congratulations to all the Tour de Fleece participants - you are awesome spinners and great competitors!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Tour de Fleece Day 22 Progress

Third bobbin filled - tomorrow I ply!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Third skein being washed.

Third skein being washed. by BlueDragon2
Third skein being washed., a photo by BlueDragon2 on Flickr.

Dipped half the skein into very hot soapy water and swirled it around. You can see how much lanolin was left in the wool.

Wound up skein #3

Wound up skein #3 by BlueDragon2
Wound up skein #3, a photo by BlueDragon2 on Flickr.

215 wraps equals about 430 yards of three ply yarn.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Tour de Fleece Day 10 Progress

That Louet bobbin is about as full as I can get it with three-plied yarn and there are still some singles left on the Hitchhiker bobbins. A good evening's work!

Sunday, July 08, 2012

On the Moor shawl blocking - isn't it beautiful?

Washed and blocked it in the shade so it would dry quickly in the heat.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Tour de Fleece day 8 progress

Filled second bobbin and almost half of third bobbin.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Tour de Fleece day 2

Tour de Fleece day 2 by BlueDragon2
Tour de Fleece day 2, a photo by BlueDragon2 on Flickr.

Filled two bobbins with three plies of Border Leicester X Corriedale fleece.

On the Moor shawl - finished!

No flash.