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I live in Marblehead, MA and love to knit and spin!  I host the Knitting by the Sea podcast on YouTube.  I am Saratogaknitting on Ravelry and Instagram!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Work in Progress

Here is a picture of progress on my first pair of Jaywalkers! The pattern is very easy to memorize, so these are humming right along. I'm making them in an Opal colorway sent to me by my Secret Pal! The color is washed out in this picture - too much flash - but it is pinks, browns and creams. It's actually very interesting because the ball of yarn looks very muddy in color, but the individual colors really pop as they are knit, so the sock looks great. Another case of "you can't judge a book by it's cover"!

And here is a top shot of my completed hat from Spin to Knit. I'm very pleased with it. The yarn is my first handspun using the wheel and the fiber is one of my purchases from Rhinebeck. This was the fiber that I started to spin using the spindle. I wasn't happy with the way it felt in my hands while spinning and I seriously considered giving it away. Then I decided to try it for my spinning homework and it was a completely different spinning experience on the wheel! I really can't wait for the wheel to get here! Of course, then it has to be stained and have a poly coating put on it. But just to be able to look at it will be fun!

I've joined Spunky Eclectic's Fiber of the Month club and have bought some roving on EBay in anticipation!. My goal is to practice practice practice until I can spin very thin yarn appropriate for sock knitting. A girl can dream can't she??


Holly Jo said...

Ugh. I feel the same way! Every time I spin I ask, "Can I do this thinner so it could be sock yarn?" Sometimes I can't imagine how thin it is going to have to be to make a two ply sock yarn. Must. work. on. consistency.

Anxious to see your wheel.

Midnight2sticks said...

Hey, I just started Jaywalkers! Jinx-owe me a beer. I have to admit that I am jealous that you are doing toe-up AND on 1 circular. Oh and the yarn is bee-you-tee-ful! (don't know I spelled it like that-not used to getting up early!)

Kylie said...

Wow! I just love the colour of your Jaywalker. I too am jealous that you are working toe-up. I started a toe-up sock on the weekend and i think i need a little more practice.

Love the colour of your hat very yummy.