Sunday, June 01, 2008

What's on the bobbin right now.

Mrs. Twister has been asking me to spin her some yarn to knit with. A month or so ago I bought some Pagewood fiber at A Mano Yarn Center. 4 ounces of mixed silk/merino and ???

The next day I augmented it a little with some light and dark purple superwash merino then carded it in to three large batts totaling 6 3/4 ounces.
I split these into equal halves and finished spinning the first half tonight. The fiber is full of noils and nibs making it hard to spin thin and even. I tried worsted first but the bonus chunks in the fiber were hard to live with so I quickly switched to a semi-woolen long draw. Surprisingly the singles feel really nice and very soft.
I will finish the second bobbin this week so I can ply it up. What she plans to knit with this is still up in the air.

Tomorrow we are going to the Stitch & Pitch. The ladies at A Mano arrange the bus and going with the group of friendly knitters is great fun. This is our third year of Stitch and Pitch. The first year we met Renatta who introduced us to the All Things String knitting group. Last Year we met Crazy Aunt Purl. I love watching baseball and the knitting with all those people while having a Dodger Dog is a pretty darn good time. Looking forward to seeing Laura who moved to the Kansas City burbs last year. She is here to take care care of some wedding plans.

3 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful!

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  2. Hurry! I still don't know what to do with it, but I want it now!

    Love,

    Your impatient wife....:)

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  3. hey jerry, you've been tagged for a meme! Cause I wanna know more about you of course!

    mmmm.... purple....

    ummm, if mrs. stale peeps has to send comments to the blog, you best be speeding up my friend!

    See you soon!

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