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Yarn Along – 4/27/16

April 27, 2016

How’s your week going? Last week’s Spring Cleaning has carried over into this week. That’s OK. Better late than never!

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I made good progress on my Business Casual Socks. Both are past the waste yarn for the afterthought heel. Yarn is Knit Picks Hawthorne Kettle Dye in color Goddess. 

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I also am trying to really make some headway on my first fancy fiber to spin, a merino/silk blend that is really lovely. This is my second bobbin that I just started.

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The first bobbin is waiting to be plied, sitting with my audio version of Ready Player One. Can’t wait to start on the book today! 

As I mentioned last week, it is read by Wil Wheaton, and is a story of a post-apocalyptic near future involving a real-life video game. Time to plug in my earphones and sit down at the wheel!

Joining Ginny and friends in the Yarn Along.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. April 27, 2016 10:38 am

    Those socks are stunning, and wow, Knit Picks yarn does colors like that now? Gorgeous!

    • April 27, 2016 12:02 pm

      Yes, they are keeping up with the trends! There are nice kettle dyes, variegated, and now they are even getting into speckles recently.

  2. April 27, 2016 10:41 am

    Spring cleaning is always a good thing! I love your fiber – I bet that will make a super soft yarn.

  3. April 27, 2016 11:08 pm

    Love love LOVE those socks. Perfect pattern for that yarn. I don’t even like purple that well, but that’s just gorgeous. And your spinning!!!! So lovely!! I think it’s great that you are spinning with a project in mind. I don’t always do that, but it always feels great when I do. Makes the spinning more meaningful somehow.

    • April 28, 2016 8:24 am

      Thank you! I’d like to feel all virtuous about spinning for a project – but we’ll see how it works out! I am hoping to ply some samples and hopefully get the worsted weight the project calls for. Luckily it’s a shawl so I can be a bit flexible on the gauge. What I am really hoping for is to spin for socks!

  4. April 28, 2016 9:34 am

    Socks are on my short list of items to knit. My daughter has been asking for a pair of socks for a little while. I plan to make her some out of my handspun yarn.

    Your spinning looks great? I’m a new spinner, I started spinning this past February. Currently, I have merino top roving (15.5 micron) on Ruth, my Kromski Sonata. I’m finally at the point where my yarn is consistent. I’m currently spinning fingering weight yarn.

    • April 28, 2016 10:35 am

      How exciting to have achieved fingering weight with your spinning! That is one of my goals for sure!

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