Friday, March 28, 2008

Happy Friday!

Just a quick update; life has been busy both at work and play. I'll only discuss the play. Gisela is coming along nicely.
That's the back, ready to go onto the stitch markers. I may actually finish this before Hawaii!

Here's my newest stash addition. Remember this post? The second blog I mentioned is Jessie's. She's not only a fun read, she sells beautiful stuff - and I finally have some! This is Addison "Real Vermonter" Roving in the Petunias colorway. I got the last one of Petunias but check it out - there's other wonderful fibery things in there. This is 60% Romney/Corriedale, 30% Mohair and 10% Alpaca - and all the animals are from Vermont! It's wonderful soft stuff with a pretty halo.

This is a closer look. Purty, huh? I can't wait to get spinning. I think this will be socks but I'm not sure - there's 6 ounces here, which on me would probably be enough for a pair of thigh-highs. Wouldn't that be sexy...


~Donna~ said...

OMG...I am so drooling over the roving. The colors are awesome. Someday, when I get better at handling the 'real' yarny type stuff, I might try my hands at spinning.

I think you should make fishnet stockings. Hubba hubba

Oh, and the sock pose name? Has the word 'balls' in it. :)

jessie said...

Thanks for the write-up! Don't be surprised if you need all 6 ounces. Mohair is very dense, so 4 ounces doesn't go as far as it would in wool. One Real Vermonter fingering weight yarn I had milled was supposed to be fingering weight: 4 ounces, approx. 440 yards. Because it was 60 percent mohair, it came back 440 yards, but 6.2 ounces!

Have fun with it. My advice, learned the hard way: don't overspin it or it loses its softness. Can't wait to see what it becomes!

SpinalCat said...

Wow! What a huge pile of awesome fiber!

TheAmpuT said...

I can't wait to see your Gisela. I picked up the stash for it, too...plan to work on it this summer. How are you liking knitting with the yarn?