Tuesday, July 22, 2014


They are done!

Now, I've finished 5 NEWTS and have lots of new yarn :)

L to R: Single ply (slightly fulled), 3 green skeins of 2ply, 2 skeins of Navajo ply, 2 skeins of yellow cabled 4ply, true 3ply and true 4ply. Total yards of finished yarn: 4000. (9500y of singles)

I'm most proud of this lot. 300g of batts (merino/polwarth/silk) into 1962y (about 1800m of 2ply laceweight)

The light green is my best yardage ever: 1392y/1272m per 100g of singles. Not sure I'd ever bother to knit with laceweight, but I might weave a huge green scarf with it, or something. We'll see...

So the NEWT is done, and I also finished Quidditch. When the final round started, I sat down and started spinning; 6 hours later (I watched "Oklahoma" and "The Green Mile" while I spun, and finished at 3:30am) I was the first person to hand mine in. Slytherin is doing so well in this Quidditch game that hardly any of us needed to actually compete in the Final, we were that far ahead. But I had to do All the Things...

Then the Tour de Fleece started. I started off my spinning with this colorful orangey one, which is one of Kathy's Fibres, a new mix of BFL, mohair and silk. Really nice to spin. Spun into 2 skeins of 2ply (for socks :) with a fractal pattern.

 Then I spun up this one, which was the 3ply for my NEWT. It was fiddley to ply (I like n-ply better) but I do like the way it mixes the colors up.

And then I did green laceweight for daaaaays... :)

 This is the newest club fibre from Kathy. It's the Winter edition; not very Wintery colors, but she said she was thinking of Minestrone. lol.

 I also got some more BFL/mohair. Hehe.

Jasmine had her birthday! She's 6, now, and I gave her the 'sweater dress', plus the top and leggings to go with it. She couldn't have a party with her prep friends (middle of the holidays) but she spent the day with 6 of her cousins, so she had a ball!

P.S. I measured her. She's 127cm tall. (!!)

The hood is weird, and mucks up the nice cowl neck. She doesn't care; she wanted a hood. I unpicked the top of the cowl neck, did a Fleegle heel, and some rounds of ribbing. It looks so bizarro... LOL.

Made a few more hats :)


And a "mock cable" hat.

Most fun are these little cute things. The green one was from last month, and the blue one with extra buttons is this month's work. Next month: a new nephew to put into them! Hopefully, I'll get to see at least a picture before he grows out of them (if he's not already too big... LOL)

Next time, what I got up to at the Bendigo Sheep and Wool Festival last Friday!


ruthsplace said...

Gosh you are productive!

The green laceweight yarn is fabulous. Cute sweater and happy birthday to your little one!

kelgell said...

Interesting cowl/hood on Js jumper. Looks fun pulled up as a hood. Lots of spinning lately. You've been cranking it out. Can't wait for that little nephew too though it sounds like he may not be as big as the tummy says.

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