31 May, 2010

Spinning Wheel-Themed Music

Dvorak wrote a piece of music called The Golden Spinning Wheel. How cool.

29 May, 2010

fifieth and fifty-first skeins, and tenth hat



Yet another watch cap, yet again spun from Frabjous Fibers BFL. This colour is called deep space.

For this and the similar hats I did recently, I tore the rovings into thin strips before spinning. This made the colour repeat frequently and prevented long sections of colour which I feared would pool unpleasantly.

28 May, 2010

forty-eighth and forty-ninth skeins, and ninth hat




This project was part of a challenge to take eleven separate given colours and blend them into one repeatable yarn.

I improvised the hat pattern. I had to frog the crown and redo it with less length so I wouldn't run out of yarn. This is my first hat with lots of increases at the crown.

27 May, 2010

forty-sixth and forty-seventh skeins, and eighth hat



The colour of this handspun is very pretty, I think. It's Frabjous Fibers BFL in chocolate cherry.

26 May, 2010

forty-third, forty-fourth, and forty-fifth skeins



Spun these from the teal sections of my two braids of Frabjous Fibers BFL in redwood forest. Love the colour.

25 May, 2010

forty-second skein


Spun this skein from one ounce of Gulf Coast Native fibre. The owner of Gem View Farm and Fiber gave this fibre to me when we were demonstrating spinning at Fireweed Farm Alpacas.

24 May, 2010

fortieth and forty-first skeins, and seventh hat


I spun a fortieth and forty-first skein and knit them into my seventh hat.

Strictly speaking, I didn't really do skeins as such.

I divided two braids of Frabjous Fibers BFL in redwood forest, separating the brown sections from the teal sections. Each brown section was a different brown.

I spun up each section into a little ball of yarn and knit directly into the hat. Didn't even stop to set the twist. The hat had subtle bands of colour because of the different browns. I put a touch of teal at the brim for fun.

22 May, 2010

sixth hat


Here is the Romney hat in all its springy textured glory, knit from my thirty-eighth and thirty-ninth skeins. I had a little left over.

Mine. All mine.