Before I go into details about my spinning, let's start with the cutest called BABY KNITTING! I cast on the first cardigan for CGR aka my baby last week using the pattern Maile Sweater by Nikki Van De Car and some sock yarn from NHknittingmama.com. The knitting went fast until I got to the sleeves but I finally joined them tonight and so hopefully it will go quickly and be done by Friday before we head to Ohio. So far it's looking great though!
|CGR's baby cardigan|
While I was spinning the brown merino that was pictured in the last post, I realized that I wanted to do a cable ply. Which means, I'm going to ply two singles together and then ply those two together to end up with the four singles being plied. Yes, that is very informative I know. I'll go into more detail as the process goes, but after asking some people on twitter I realized that I would need to add some extra twist to the singles so when I ply them twice they still have some twist. That meant that I had to go back to add extra twist, so I ran both the brown merino singles back through the wheel this weekend. I have more room on both the bobbins so I may spin more of the brown onto these singles before I ply them together.
I was also able to finish spinning up the Cormo single I was working on and have moved on to the Corriedale roving. Here is a picture of the Cormo before I run it back through the wheel to add more twist.
|Cormo on the wheel.|
|Clean Corriedale locks|
Other than crafting, I was able to organize the baby's room closet and you can now see the floor! There is lots to do but I have time...or at least I'll keep saying that until I don't have anymore time.
Hope you have a great week and a great Labor Day weekend. I will hopefully get lots of pictures to share from our Labor Day weekend in Ohio with Special K's family! I'm looking forward to seeing all of them!
Happy Knitting, Spinning, and Travel!