The lace part where decrease-shaping began doesn’t line up…not sure if it’s her design modification or not…it sure looks interesting! Complimentary lace pattern by Crissa, in Lion Brand Cotton Purple and US Size 6 Circular needles
Spinning has continued to monopolize majority of my time. Rather than knitting needles and fabulous soft yarn these hands hold a spindle and roving for hours on end.
I’ve been completely spoiled rotten lately. So much love and generosity has come my way and boy do I feel like one lucky woman. A bag-full, 8 ounces, of mystery roving from my friend Kimberley’s flocks years ago…she thinks it’s Romney with some cashmere…soft, rich in grease, and superb to spin with once I find the best whorl setting and tension to set it in. Spinning other than lace weight is a challenging dilemma I acquired unintentionally. More spinning and experimenting…woolen method is giving me undesirable fit!
Andean-ply first batch, 18 wpi/10 grams, sweet 14 yards to start this wonderful spinning journey. Whorl Setting/Scott Tension: 19.4:1/Coil extended 2.5″
4-oz of Monica Merino, Baby Camel, and Tussah roving from Pam of Baabaara Wild & Wooly.
I spun 500 yards of cobweb singles on drop spindles in a day, 1.5 oz of roving…holy smoke! Of which, 100-yard single was Andean-plied. It’s my first perfect balanced, 26-34 wpi plied hank. (It’s dark and rich as shown in 3rd, 4th, and 5th pictures.)
BUT in a compromise that in my mind makes total sense, I am pleasantly knitting Lumiruusu (aka Snow Roses, free pattern, originally in Ulla, and now available in English.) It has a progression of simple, somewhat mindless, geometric patterns that keep my interest. It’s knitted from center top down but doesn’t increase every right-side row as in most triangular designs. I love this method. The handspun Llama/Wool/Alpaca 2-ply lace yarns chosen for the project, though a bit fuzzy, is heaven to knit with…soft as a sheep.
…now half way through and out of 260-yard of yarn, I realize the second skein is at the fair exhibit all this week! Oh well…on to another WIP–lace or modular?