Handspun: Magenta Merino/Silk

Amidst the lack of knitting lately, I did do a wee bit of spinning while I watched Geelong almost lose to the Sydney Swans. I started off fairly evenly, but as I squirmed in my chair thinking that Geelong was going to lose, my spinning became a little more haphazard. (ps. for those who don't live in Australia, I am referring to AFL or aussie footy).


Anyways, three skeins lately , I ended up with two at about DK weight, and one fat one at about worsted weight. This was my first time spinning up batts , and also my first time spinning a mix (merino / silk) and I quite enjoyed it . The silk was left unddyed so it came up in little flecks of white . Not quite tweedy, but interesting enough for me :)


I'm thinking I might make a little beanie/beret type hat out of it - as I do like a little bit of colour to brighten up the dull gray days!

4 comments:

  Peta

3:54 PM, August 23, 2009

Very pretty, it would look great as a hat.

  soknitpicky

9:11 PM, August 23, 2009

The color is lovely. And now you have spun a record of the game :-) I hope your team pulled it out.

  soknitpicky

9:11 PM, August 23, 2009

The color is lovely. And now you have spun a record of the game :-) I hope your team pulled it out.

  Team Knit !

7:46 AM, August 24, 2009

such a pretty colour!! you're right, it would make a great hat.

- Julie