Friday, 7 August 2009

The Joy of FO's

I've been holding off posting here, because I wanted to have something to show off. And now I have :-)

I've managed to spin and ply two full 100g skeins of yarn from the giant pile of unknown fibre I bought a little over two weeks ago, and there's still heaps left. I'm hoping to get at least another three skeins, which should be enough to make X that Weasley sweater he's been wanting (or rather, I've wanted to make). Lookee here:

'Grey Matter'
I've decided to name this yarn 'Grey Matter', simply because it's grey, and boring, and kind of just exists. It hasn't inspired any more inventive names thus far, so Grey Matter it shall be. I must admit I'm rather proud of myself for being able to produce 'actual yarn'. Here are some stats:

Fibre: unknown
Colour: grey, with flecks of random colours (brown, blue, purple, pink etc)
Weight: 100g per skein
WPI: 9 - worsted weight (equivalent to 10 ply)
Meterage: this is where it gets weird - they're exactly the same weight, but one skein is 130m, and the other is 106m. Although let's be fair, all I had to work with was an upturned chair for skeining - not exactly accurate if you know what I mean... I also forgot to whack and snap the second skein after washing, so maybe that had something to do with it. Who knows?

I ended up with 100g skeins simply because I had to ply it on my spindle, and physically could not fit any more than that on there in one go. It's been fun so far, and I'm sure I'll enjoy making the next few skeins. Can't wait to move on to hand painted and hand dyed roving, although I'm not entirely sure where to get that from here. There's all sorts of gorgeous colours in the US, but not sure of any from NZ - I'll have to do a bit of research...

Also, I finished my Lupin scarf, hurrah!!

My Lupin ScarfMy Lupin Scarf

As modeled by my lovely fruit bowl full of yarn, and my wooden floor. I would model it myself, but was short a photographer at the time, so this will have to suffice. Isn't it pretty!?! I looooooooooooooove this scarf, it's just a shame that the weather is now getting warmer, so I won't be able to wear it much. Oh well, there's always next winter :-)

Now, on to other projects...

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