Saturday, March 01, 2008

Midnight Garden

I'm feeling better. Still not 100% but much better than I was.

Before I became sick, I was doing some spinning for new scarves. So I present "Midnight Garden". Roving form.

It was a little bit felted so I drafted it. I usually don't bother with the pre-drafting, but I think that I will from now on. It made a huge difference and made the act of spinning more enjoyable.

And here is the final yarn. I have a number of hanks of slubby yarn hanging around waiting to be turned into scarves.

Now all I have to do weave them. Come to think of it, I probably have to dye some yarn for weft.

11 comments:

I am Curious Llama. said...

Glad to hear that you are better. I missed getting regular updates from you. What beautiful colours in the roving and what beautiful yarn!!! Is it another merino and silk blend? It has that silk like sheen to it. If you don't get time to weave this into a scarf, I will buy the yarn off you and use it to knit a sweater. Would there be enough for a sweater (i.e. for someone my size)? Alternatively, it is possible to weave pieces that can then be sewn into a jacket/cardigan type thing?

Curious Llama

Margene said...

Breathtaking!!

Anonymous said...

Hurray for feeling better Jackie. I hope that the wee one feels better too.

I love the beautiful color combination.I saw the slubby yarn up close and it looks very soft. I did not dare touch it as my hands are a quite rough. What would you knit with that type of yarn? Ignorant mind wants to know.

Mamoo



Mamoo

jackie said...

Curious Llama, 62 yards is not quite enough to make a sweater, no matter what size you are. And mamoo, I think that a person could knit a hat, but I am going to weave with it.

Anonymous said...

Ooh Mamoo! You are being too hard on yourself. You probably know more about knitting than the rest of your offspring put together. Looking at the slubbly yarn, I am thinking of something with big needles and just a straight forward knit so that the colour combinations can really speak for themselves. I have to admit, I really, really want to knit this yarn if there is enough for a sweater.Then again, I am not a weaver, so I can't picture in my mind what Jackie has in mind for this.

curous llama

I am Curious Llama. said...

Sorry Jackie, I missed your 'not enough for a sweater' comment before I posted a comment to Mamoo. Still, I wouldn't disagree to paying for and having a go at knitting something similar if you managed to dye and spin up enough yarn.

Curious Llama

Anonymous said...

Holy Toledo. We need to get some perspective here.

Curious Llama, you'd need a LOT more of this to make a sweater. Jackie could certainly dye and spin enough, but that batch doesn't come close. It's two feet away from me and I can safely say that it's not going make a sweater. You'll have to give her an assignment if you want that much yarn of one style. And slubby yarn might be a bit dodgy in a sweater. You should consult with her on that.

There is so much nice yarn around here that it's kind of funny. But then, when one lives with the goddess of yarn, it's a bit of an other worldly experience.

And Mamoo, I think I can speak for Jackie when I say that you can safely touch, pick up, fondle, and otherwise handle the yarn with no risk to it whatsoever. I had a good laugh when I read that you didn't do so because you thought your hands were "quite rough". Really, you're not equipped with lobster claws or anything. Just take it on faith that you can touch it without hurting it.

DH

DaviMack said...

Yeah - maybe you'd get a hat from that quantity, from what I can see of it. It's beautiful, though!

I am Curious Llama. said...

She did say 'I have a number of hanks'. I thought the photo showed just one of them. The slubbly yarn would be fine on really, really big needles, something that would give you quite a loose knit. That way, you could see the characteristics of the actual yarn.I would be interested to see what this looks like once woven.

Curious Llama

Anonymous said...

I am sure that Jackie worked very hard to get the finished product that she would not appreciate my lobster claws digging into her beautiful yarn.

Yes DH, I did had lobster claws. My hands were so dry that the skin was peeling off. They sounded like sand paper when rub together. I have been covering them with cream and they are starting to heal. Winter is really bad on my hands and feet.

I promise to feel the slubby yarn next chance I get.

Mamoo

jackie said...

All the other skeins are of different colours. I need about 8 oz of fat yarn to make one of my woven scarves so I do most of my dyeing in 8 oz bunches. Right now, hanging off the back of my chair are 5 skeins, each different, which represents enough yarn for 5 scarves. YOu can see two scarves here http://onethreadtwothread.blogspot.com/