Monday, March 16, 2009

It's been spinny

The KL Knitter's group on Ravelry has been in a spin lately with the entrance of the second spining wheel in Malaysia. StitchingBee (Aw) got a Majacraft Pioneer and we managed to have a meet-up on Saturday to compare wheels. Sally graciously provided her house and both she and Lyn joined in to see if they would be sucked in to the world of spinning.

I think we scared them off a little, Aw and I.

Anyway - there is this gorgeous pic that Lyn took of me spinning, with her top of the range dSLR.

I've been spinning this Merino Tencel bump from Spinning Bunny supposedly to make sock yarn. But alas it isn't fine enough so it is ending up to be sport - DK weight. Haven't figured out what I am going to make with it yet.

This skein could be plied tighter I think.

This one is my current favourite although it was very tight when I took it off the niddy noddy. Had to give it a fairly good whacking, for all the kinks to straighted out but voila.. nice fat lovely 2 ply yarn.

I've got about 150 m right now with about 2 half bobbins and 2 oz more to spin - I am hoping to reach at least 300 m.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Two Hats, Two Bobbins and Topographie

So the title is self explanatory :-

Topographie from the Knitty- Easy knit with some simple textured to show of the hand dye - I have to say the knitted model on the Knitty is the best I have seen. There is also a matching cowl which I didn't make.

Amanda Hat No 1 from the left overs of California Roll in that mysterious gree yarn- took less than 1 skein and about 3 hours.

Amanda Hat No 2 from some left over Noro Silk Garden also less thank a skein. I can make tons of this.

And the spinning craze kicked in again due to some very hot discussions at the KL Knitters group on Ravelry. Finally took out the wheel and spun up the sock kit I got last year. The light was bad ( I just had to take a pic at 2 am) so I might try again this weekend to get some pics in daylight before I start to ply then.