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  • knitting1105 6:04 pm on May 30, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    No time to post 

    The past week and a half have been touring Japan. Tokyo, Miyajima, Kyoto (all with various side trips), and back to Tokyo tomorrow. I brought some lace knitting along, which only sees real progress on the bullet trains.

    I have been able to locate some Japanese knitting books, now that I know how to read them it is very exciting.

    And my husband found one of the knitting stores in Kyoto, which we stopped at. The displays were beautiful. Unfortunately, the store was like too many of those in the States—cold to new comers and not welcoming. I did not purchase anything. I was able to find plenty of pattern books at the nearby bookstore.

     

     

     
  • knitting1105 8:18 am on May 2, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Fiber Optic Yarns, Niddy noddy   

    Rumors of my Spinning have been Greatly Exaggerated 

    To malign a quote from Mark Twain, they have been exaggerated by me.   Not on purpose, but rather because I neglected to actually measure my niddy-noddy, which instead of the assumed 2-yard length, is actually 1-3/4 yard.  A funny size if you ask me, this is the one made by Ashford.  Here is the first part hand wound on my niddy-noddy and the blue section wound on my new skein winder.

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    So, instead of the great yardage that I was assuming I was getting, I have improved more modestly than I have been taking credit for.  That said, this spin was for the Fiber Optic spin-along, and I used a much smaller whorl on my wheel, I can happily report that this is 1250 yards (correctly rewound and measured after washing).  I am really happy with the weight and consistency on this spin, the fiber color is Turquoise to Tangerine.

    Fiber Optic 2013

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    Now I am desperately seeking the perfect pattern for this, as a knit-along with Fiber Optic has started. Suggestions appreciated.

     

     
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