May 19, 2011

Crafty Friday 5/20 - Spinning a Project

Happy Friday! I am so glad the weekend is almost here.

This week I am trying something completely new. We were at a fiber festival last weekend and I bought almost 11 ounces of Icelandic wool. It's really dark gray and super soft. I keep petting it!

I wasn't sure what I would do with it when I bought it. I just knew I had to get some. I brought it home and stared at it for a day or so hoping it would talk to me.

Normally I spin yarn by letting the fiber tell me what it wants to be. I have no real goal in mind. I just enjoy spinning it. Most yarns I spin get put up for sale and rarely do I keep one. Occasionally I will knit something with a yarn if I get an idea when I'm done, but even those projects generally go into our shop.

The wool finally spoke to me and decided it wants to be a sweater for me. :o) I found the cutest sweater that could be worn with anything and during most any weather. It looks simple enough. It better be since it'll be my first sweater. The pattern is called Abalone.

The thing is, now that I know what I want to make, I have to spin this roving with the specific project in mind. This is a totally new idea for me. I need to spin this into a worsted weight yarn and I'm worried I won't be disciplined enough. What if it wants to be something else?

I'll start this as soon I finish another project I'm working on and let you know how it goes.

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  2. That roving looks like it'll be lovely to spin. I know what you mean about the pressure to spin with a particular goal in mine -- I'm still in the "now that I've spun it, what will I knit with it" stage.

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