OK, so I’m certainly not the first person to reveal this particular mystery, but I managed to finish up my Stephen West Mystery Knit-a-long from this year: Rockefeller.
This project has been done for a while. I just, sort of, forgot that it was blocking on the table and left it there for two weeks neglected to show you. It’s Rustling Leaves Beret by Alana Dakos from the book Coastal Knits. There are some seriously beautiful patterns in this book. Peter, lucky dude that he is actually did some of the test knitting so he got an early sneak peak. This cute little beret was the February knit-a-long at my LYS.
I have some roving and a drop spindle that I keep at Ryan’s for times when he’s busy, or I’m waiting for him to finish his Starcraft game, or other down time. Here’s how much I’ve got:
The fiber is merino/yak from Abstract Fibers. This is spinning up very slowly since I only work on it for 5 – 10 minutes at a time. I don’t have any plans for the finished yarn. Just like to have something to work on around all the time. Averts the problem of me having to guess if I need to bring anything over with me.
Edit: Oops, looks like the post from my iPad did not get the photo uploaded correctly. I think I’ve fixed it, hope you guys can see it now.
This alpaca/silk I finished spinning the other day is finally dry, measured, and skeined up. I ended up with about 270 yards of mostly fingering-weight yarn.
Since I finished the alpaca/silk that I had been working on on my wheel, I need to pick what my next wheel project will be. The trouble is I’m torn. I have so much lovely fiber that I feel like I want to spin ALL of it. Right NOW. So I’m asking you. What should I spin next?
First up, I have this luscious 100% Tussah Silk top that I got at sock summit in July. It’s from Teresa Ruch Designs. The color is so vibrant and it’s so soft that when I touch it I feel like my hands must be covered in sandpaper. The only downside is that I’ve never spun 100% silk before so there may be a steep learning curve.