July 30, 2010

This is a Test. This is Not a Sock.

This is a test. This is not a sock.

I have not yet knit a sock, and don't promise to do so any time soon, either.

This is a test swatch for knitting up my Long Time No Sea yarn and its companion ecru yarn into a bucket hat.

This swatch has told me that this yarn will never be a bucket hat. To create a firm fabric for the brim, the needle size needed is a U.S. size zero. There is no way.

Lace. I will knit my first lace project instead. I've had my eye on the Feather and Fan stitch, otherwise known as Old Shale.


  1. Anonymous30 July, 2010

    Kristen, you blow me away! I just finished looking at your Ravelry projects and followed that here. You actually number your skeins and remember which is which? If I had been that focused when I first learned to spin, I could probably rule the world by now! SQ

  2. thanks, Susan! The blog helps considerably when it comes to keeping track of what I've done, and I started blogging not too long after starting to spin.

    As for ruling the world, not me, but I do intend to let a good portion of it know how great drop spindles are. http://thesojourningspinner.blogspot.com/2009/07/tomorrow-world.html


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