Knittin' mittens for ma kittens!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

It's not Friday, but...

I just have to show off anyway. :D And who knows what the weather will be like later this week? I had to take advantage of the beautiful day and the chance to take some photos during my lunchbreak. Lucky me, I work in an office with a gorgeous courtyard.

Handspun BFL from Sweet Georgia, "Afterglow"

Finished this last week--about 250 yards of worsted-weight-ish bluefaced leicester from Sweet Georgia. The color is called "Afterglow."

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It's soft as butter.

And here is my first plied yarn on the wheel, two skeins (about 7.5 oz total) of Lorna's Laces wool top in "Glenwood."

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Handspun Lorna's Laces top, "Glenwood"

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I guess it's between a worsted and a chunky weight? I got about 222 yards out of the bump. I was disappointed because the batch I got, despite being labelled 10 ounces, was really only about 8.5. Plus it was expensive. It was nice to spin, though, with a lot of predrafting--it was a bit felted. I don't know if I'd buy it again at full price. :P

And here are all three skeins hanging out on an old well cover in the garden!

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2 Comments:

  • Gasp! Gasp! Swoon!

    How are you spinning singles so effortlessly? Or perhaps you're just setting the twist like a good girl and not being lazy like me.

    Good to know about the Lorna's Laces wool top. I've drooled over the colours, but I've been reading some less-than-stellar reviews about the quality of the wool. Yours looks fabulous, though!

    By Blogger Jennus Interruptus, at 5:31 PM  

  • Kerry! You are rockin'! Thanks for posting these gorgeous pix--filled my evening with beauty and inspiration. I am so impressed by you and your Fricke!
    Michele R

    By Blogger Juniper, at 10:31 PM  

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