Wednesday, May 25, 2011

652 + 340 = 992

I am still plugging away on my mile of handspun.  This is 340 yards of shetland that I plan on using in a shawl of some sort.  This brings my spinning total up to 992 yard out of 1760.

I am in the process of plying this up so I will have another finished yarn to share soon.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Make that 652

Yards of handspun total so far this month.  This is Two Windows Dye Company out of Hutchinson, KS.  It is 414 yards of superwash fingering weight.

I have already started a project out of this yarn.  I am making a Kicking Bag for the principal at my oldest daughter's school.  She is having a baby boy in August.

Monday, May 23, 2011

One of these Days I Will Learn......

NEVER to make knitting plans.  I had this great plan to knit a mile of yarn and spin a mile of yarn.  My spinning might make it but I think the knitting is a no go.  Maybe I should just shoot for a mile total.

I finished my Forest Canopy Shawl on May 11, 2011 and finally got around to blocking it yesterday.  I love love love this pattern.  I am already spinning yarn to make another one.

Forest Canopy Shawl 
Needles Size 8 Knit Picks Options Circulars
Started April 30, 2011
Finished  May 11, 2011
Yarn AllSpunUp SAL fiber for October/November 85/15 BFL/Silk in the Rustic colorway
366 Yards

Monday, May 09, 2011

238 Down / 1522 To Go in the Spinning Mile

I started with this Blue Faced Leicester from Gale's Art.  It was called Orange Juice Overload.

It became 238 yards of a heavy fingering.  I navajo-plied it to keep it stripy.  I am thinking of using it for a pair of socks or fingerless mitts.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

The Miles of May

I have come up with an idea.  I am not so sure that it is a good one but hopefully it will help me get finished with some spinning and knitting projects.  I am planning to spin a mile of yarn.  Unfortunately, it won't include this bobbin since I finished most of this yesterday.  

I have four pairs of socks on the needles right now. I need to get them finished. The green and black pair I am considering ripping out. I have also have decided to finish a mile of knitting projects.

So my plan is to knit and spin a mile of projects.  As of right now, I have spun .54 miles of yarn this year.  As of right now I have knit 1.32 miles of yarn.  Hopefully by the end of the month my goal will be accomplished.