Swimming in fruit punch

Apologies for the lack of posts lately! I've been a bit unsettled with the move and not having half my stuff with me, as well as having to head back out to site for a relief stint.

But in all honesty, there hasn't been much knitting. I've cast on for the Rose Shoulder Shrug but haven't made much progress. I also tried to do some sewing the other day but haven't made much progress there either because I forgot everything I learnt in class..

So, the only project photos I can show is some spinning..

The 22 micron merino was dyed in yellows, greens and pinks, in something that I like to call "Swimming in fruit punch".



It was then spun up as singles on my Majacraft Pioneer.


And to keep the colour runs intact, I navajo-plied it (first time). I'm quite pleased with the final outcome, though it is very yellow heavy. The navajo ply was fairly easy to understand, but I had a lot of yarn breakage as I had underspun it in several places.


In the end, I ended up with approximately 300 metres of between fingering and sportweight yarn. Think i'll make some colourful socks out of this one.. (i mean, what else would you make in something this cheerful?!)

4 comments:

  Team Knit !

1:40 AM, July 22, 2009

So pretty! the colours are so fresh and spring-y! Great job.

- Julie

  crochetgurl

7:41 AM, July 22, 2009

That yarn looks so sweet and yummy!

  Kat

12:03 PM, July 22, 2009

the colours remind me of summer. Very nice!

  Sewanista

10:30 PM, July 22, 2009

Hi Kae, Thao told me I'd find you here! I love your blog, it's going on my favourite's page. Your spinning is fantastic - I love this yarn, the colours are gorgeous. You've brought summer back to my house for a moment. Pop over and say hi at my new BurdaStyle page. Myself and another keen sewer have started a BurdaStyle Sewing Club group and our first meet-up is on Saturday 8th Aug at my studio. If you're around, come along and bring some show and tell stuff. May as well start off with a high standard :-)
Sandra B