Monday, May 05, 2008


(Note: The title of this post has nothing to do with its contents. It's just because, well, you know.)

Here is the latest contribution to my fast-growing handspun stash, plied and finished on Saturday:

Sakina Needles BFL roving from The Loopy Ewe, in a colorway called Watermelon that looked more pink online. In real life, it's much more the colors of a fresh carrot.

Four ounces, Navajo plied, approximately 311 yards in all. Not my ideal choice of colors, but I'm proud of it nonetheless. I haven't measured wraps per inch on this, but holding it up to other yarns for comparison shows it to be a fingering weight. It's enough for a short pair of socks or another small accessory.

Or perhaps this would be a better fit in someone else's stash. Maybe someone wants to trade this for some other fiber?


Tana said...

Very nice!!! Also, the booties - very cute! I can't wait to start knitting every day again!

guiltypleasures said...

How was that Navajo plying? Looks like the yarn is perfect, so obviously you picked it up quickly but how did you learn it? I really want to give it a try.

bockstark.knits said...

your plying is amazing! i can't navajo ply if my life depended on it!

weezalana said...

Great job on the plying! I keep hearing how difficult it is to Navajo ply (I keep knitting "play" instead of "ply" - there, I just did it again), looks like you've got down woman!

Julie said...

Great job!