Tuesday, May 6

On the needles

At last! The first of the handspun Yarn Yard fibre is making it into a finished object!

I reckon the fibre has been spun to approximately sock yarn weight, and I've knitted a swatch which tends to back me up on this.

So I'm using the usual 2.5mm circulars for the job, but I've cast on 26 instead of my usual 30 stitches, making a total of 52 for the full circumference.

The first sock is now finished, I've started on the second one. It might take a bit of jiggling (and a few extra ends) to get the colours to be similar or match, but I think it will be worth it!

The second lot of Yarn Yard fibre is currently in the process of being spun , but there's going to be a bit of a hiatus because I've run out of bobbins and need to buy a couple of spare ones. It's quite complicated finding these bobbins for a wheel that is now discontinued, but the lovely people at Scottish Fibres are ordering some for me, so everything's under control...


CannyCat said...

Thats an amazing colour - my favourite infact!

What wheel did you get in the end? I was on the verge of buying a kromski when all the prices increased 30+%!

Knit Nurse said...

I got a Louet, you can see the details here http://theknitnursechronicles.blogspot.com/2007/12/shes-here-to-stay.html

Bought nearly new for just over half the list price!