Because Scarves Are Easy

I also recently made two scarves from previously spun wool: the Blackface and Corriedale blend and the Black Icelandic.

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Well, ok, technically, that first one’s probably a cowl, but…

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Aegean Superwash Scarf

So, I finally plied and washed one 4-oz. bobbin of the Aegean Superwash wool. I plied the single with purple thread. It’s squishy. And uneven, of course, but not super-thick and not as uneven as most of what has come before.

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I decided to use the 25mm knitting needles to get that loosey goosey gauge that works so well here where it hardly ever gets cold. So I can, you know, actually wear it.

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The knitting went quickly with the giant needles. I started and finished it between assignments, which is pretty amazing considering how busy I’ve been with work.

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In Which There Was Little to No Progress

Well, I’m not managing to get much of anything done lately, but here’s a roundup of odds and ends that I managed.

About half the Aegean superwash is spun. I haven’t plied or set the twist yet, though. Not sure what I’m going to do for plying.

Spun Aegean

I (mostly) finished off the Blackface and Corriedale (what’s left is for spindle fun). I still need to ply this bobbin with gold thread and then set the twist.

More Blackface and Corriedale

I dug out some Halloween fabric that my sister gave me. Haven’t done anything with it, though.

It's Coming

I broke down and got a swift and ball winder in the interests of my sanity.

Ball Winder

And, so then I made some balls. (The white was wound sloppily on a nostepinne.)

Balls o' Yarn

Handspun Boomerang Shawl

Late last night (technically, early this morning), I finished the handspun boomerang shawl. (I feel like I need a better picture, but surely taking random pictures for the internet is not reason enough for a sane person to buy a dress form.)

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I have to say that, as a beginner, I’m very fond of bulky yarn and big needles. The shawl I’m making in fingering weight yarn is not even a foot long on its longest side, and I started the two at nearly the same time. Apparently, beginning spinner’s yarn is not all a bad thing. I used my first finished yarn from both spindle and wheel, a Blackface and Corriedale blend plied with gold thread. I may still dye it; I haven’t decided yet.