Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturday Spinning

A week or so ago, I finished spinning and plying the yarn from the fiber I bought at the PA Farm Show back in January. I am tickled pink about the results; it came out soft and fluffy and beautiful! I think it's about a DK weight but I haven't put it on the WPI tool yet to check. The larger skein has 426 yards and the smaller "seconds" skein has 93 yards. I'm calling the colorway "Dr. Seuss" because it reminds me of the colors of Thing 1 and Thing 2.

The colors aren't quite this dark in real life; they're rather tricky to photograph.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Thursday Hexipuff Update

It is my goal to update the blog with a running total of my Hexipuff count each Thursday. I'm aiming to complete my Beekeeper's Quilt (a total of approximately 384 puffs) by the end of 2012.

I spent the last few weeks playing catch-up with my hexipuffs. I'm now only about 2 1/2 hexipuffs off my pace, which is a relief after falling pretty far behind.

Today's Tally:
As of this posting, I have completed a total of 152 Hexipuffs! Only 232 more to go!
Today I grouped matching hexipuffs together to see how which yarns I had used most. The one-of-a-kinds are the border.

I got more minis in a swap yesterday! Which will I knit into puffs first?

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Saturday Spinning

I seem to have finally recovered my spinning mojo over the last few days. I put my treadles to the metal today, and finished spinning the singles of some beautiful merino that I got at the PA Farm Show back in January. I'm hoping to ply them up next week after they get a chance to rest.