I feel like I have fibre ADD. This week I finished 1 project, started 3 projects, worked on another project and learned how to chain ply (formerly called Navajo plying). I'm OBSESSED!
Today at our spinning class at Gemini Fibres, we spun up this lovely hand-painted Blue-Faced Leicester roving. It had fuschia and light pink, some gold and little bits of olive green. It was soft and fluffy and felt great to spin.
Here's the little skein I made. The 25 cent piece (breast cancer quarter from 2006) shows how indeed small this lovely soft skein is. I still have to ply the spindle above so I hope to get better at it. Basically chain plying is a way to create 3 ply yarn from one spool.
Last February, I knit a tam with this yarn using a Regia pattern. It's the one on the cover of this book. I did finish the hat - I guess I just forgot to take photos of the finished item.
Kernel from Knitty.
Windy Valley Muskox from Alaska. I'm using 3.5mm needles. I could probably have gone up to 3.75mm or even 4mm to make it really open and lacy but I'm going to leave it as is and just give it a good blocking when I'm done. I have someone in mind to give it to but they've not been terribly knit-worthy so the jury is still out on that one.