Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Things in progress.....

Since I wasn't able to get to Spinnerati on Saturday due to the staff meeting going later than I thought it would, I did some spinning at home. I pulled out the Abstract Fiber samples of the merino-silk and merino-yak, both 50/50 blends. I didn't weigh them before spinning and didn't loose any so 3 grams and 5 grams respectively. Finished total yardage is 39 - 19.5 and 18.5 yards each:

I started another store sample for Susan and a test knit for me of a babydoll dress for a little girl. I'm planning one for Jenna who turns 2 in May. The test knit, Dundee Babydoll, is the 3 month old size in progress modeled by my teddy bear that I think is of appropriate size representation. I hope/should have enough after completing the skirt to I think crochet a border along the sleeves and neckline. The sleeves need it to stop the rolling they want to do. Here it is in progress, more work on it later tonight at Moonstruck:

I have been working in fits and spurts on the second Burnside Winter Twilight Mitts and currently about half way through the thumb gusset. No photos of that because I work on it inside out and while the floats are pretty, don't really show the true pattern.

The camel was also washed today. So yummy! It's 779 yards of lace weight, if not mentioned in the previous post. I'm looking forward to making it into a shawl, possibly with some beads, sometime in the future.

Wednesday spinning I think I'll try out the apricot baby huacayas alpaca, Opal was her name, from Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. I have my fingers crossed that I can finish the mitt and start on a hat and I think another pair of socks. I should be doing more hats this month but I'm not sure who I plan to give them to and they are fast knits so not a huge worry later in the year.


  1. Wow, wow, wow! I LOVE that camel! It looks just like some laceweight alpaca I have that's commercially spun!!! And that merino/yak - yum! Gorgeous stuff!

  2. Thank you Elizabeth! I really am looking forward to when I work with this yarn.