Sunday, July 9, 2017

I really didn't plan to...

play along with the tour de fleece this year. life is busy, time is short, blah,blah,blah! Then I noticed that I was spinning every day. Put it down to fun new fiber that I've gotten from Countess Ablaze that has completely tickled my fancy. Soon it struck me that as I was reading #badwolfyarn posting on Instagram, I too was participating. I tried to let it go, but of course that was impossible, and I'm spinning along.
The skein on the right - Nerd's prefer their rainbows darker- just needed to be plied. Stardust - on the left- was partially spun and done before I knew it.
I still needed bright, happy colors so I got this one started. Heart's Beguilement - completely and utterly not in my color comfort zone! I made sure that I purchased outside the box... way outside. Each one has spun into lovely yarn that is not at all what I expected it to be. So onward I go...spinning in the tour!
I've finished several knitting projects, this one is my absolute favorite. It's yarn I purchased this year in Mary-land and cast right on. I finished the sweater just as the weather turned to summer( as I kept predicting) so it's waiting for fall. I love the pattern so much that (this will not be a surprise to anyone who knows me) I cast on another.....
Bartlett yarn in a dark, charcoal grey. It's heavy, coarse and rugged. hopefully will become my go to, dog walking, working outside, sweater. it's been a b)&%h to have on my lap now that it's eighty outside, but I'm pushing on.
Also finished this group project. Several special fiber friends started a knit-a-long. we traded hanks of yarn and even though I kept insisting this was not my colorway... even as it matched every outfit I had on whilst knitting.  

2 comments:

Karen Haggas said...

Bravo! You are putting me to shame! I have the yarn and have cast on the sweater - we shall see how far I get....Love the Countess! Just finished Pond Scum - fun from start to finish!

anita conheady said...

Yay, I'm so glad you jumped into tdf! Your shawl turned out so lovely😀