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  • knitting1105 5:20 pm on August 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Cleaning up 

    I have been busy cleaning up bobbins of old projects on my spinning wheels.  It seems that I have been a bit ADD with my spinning, starting the newest exciting colors before finishing something that was already in progress.  There always seems to be an excuse, a spin-along, Tour de Fleece, new arrivals…

    This is Emily, a pencil roving from Fiber Optic, 70% Superwash Merino, 30% Seacell; 340 yards, so good enough for a short pair of socks for myself.  The Tour de Fleece prompted me to finish spinning this up and ply it.

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    Leftover Emily with some leftover purple/green fiber on the bobbin.

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    This was spun for the Tour de Fleece, Fiber Optic gradient Honey to Fig.  It is 80% Merino, 20% silk.  1150 yards of 2ply.  My average these days for 2 braids of FO is around 1200 yards, that gives a good amount for a shawl.

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    And I finished spinning the singles of this Shetland from Southern Cross Fiber, the color was a custom for the CAT spin-along in the winter, and I started it but too many other things got in the way.  The color is Storm’s Edge, 8 ounces.  This Shetland did not spin as finely at the Merino/Silk blends, and I know that it is uneven, need to start plying.

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    On the knitting front, I have been working on a new baby sweater, Baby Ull from Dale of Norway of course.  Love these colors together.

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    The thing that has been taking quite a bit of my time is organizing the basement after some new cabinetry is getting installed.  Here is a sneak peek, it is really messy still and a bit to go, but I am so excited!

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  • knitting1105 5:46 pm on July 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Finish Line 

    Final Results:
    
    480 yards 2 ply dark brown Shetland, 4 oz
    128 yards 2 ply light grey Shetland, 1 oz
    536 yards 2 ply purple Shetland from *Fiber Optic*, 4 oz
    164 yards Llama, 2ply with caramel colored and dark brown 1.75 oz
    One 2 oz bobbin of Merino singles from *Expertly Dyed* to be plyed with:
    One 2 oz bobbin of BFL & silk singles from *Fiber Optic* (Mad Monet) 
    
    

     

     

     

     
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