Since my last WIP Wednesday post (10/24), I finished skeining the Bambino “Duckle Daisy” yarn, but since I haven’t washed it yet, I haven’t taken any new photos of it.
I’ve done more spinning than knitting lately. I spun a lovely superwash BFL from Llady Llama Fiber Company, in what she calls “Pumpkin Spice,” a colorway ranging from cream through warm orange down to a rich brown. To me it looks more like fox colors than pumpkin, so I think I’ll call the finished yarn — when it is finished — “Vulpes.” (If you saw my Nov. 4 Sunday Post, you’ve seen this photo already.) Anyway, I overspun the singles a bit, and I’m rubbish at chain plying (which was my original plan), so I think I’m going to try plying it with dark brown, heavy-duty sewing thread and see how that goes. I practiced on some very thick-and-thin natural wool spun by the 11-year-old previous owner of the wheel, which was still on one of the bobbins when I bought the wheel. I used very fine crocheting thread for that project, in a cream that almost matches the natural wool. There’s not a lot of it, and I’m not sure how it will look knit up, but it will be interesting to try.
I also spun a 4-ounce braid of Malabrigo Nube in “Whales’ Road,” a lovely mix of blues and purples. I hope I didn’t overspin that one! I have a second braid which I plan to spin, and then ply the two together.
My Hermione’s Not-So-Everyday Socks are on hold until I finish a secret knitting project for Christmas. Or two. Or maybe three. I made good progress on the first project, anyway. I’m more than 3/4 done with the knitting, though I’ll still have ends to weave in when I’m done. But it means I have no knitting to show you. (Yarn: KnitPicks Stroll Multi in the Paisley colorway.)
Do you knit, spin, crochet, or do other arts or craftwork? Tell me about your latest project!