Thursday, November 16, 2006

Yarn for Twisted Knitters

Well, I plied it up and can I say how much I love it? Some people would, I know, object to the barberpoling, but I embrace it! I knew the value contrasts were high in most of the yarns. I think my favorite combination, though, is the two lighter rovings. I might do another set with the lights with the lights and the darks with the darks. Later. For now, here is the first skein for the Twisted Knitters Knitalong:

I think it is gorgeous, but it may just be me...And perhaps Teyani would give me a big "eeewww!" for combining them this way. But these socks will be uber-cool!
I'm rereading "Color in Spinning" to get the dyeing ideas straight in my head again. I made much nicer rovings earlier this year. Actually, I like the recent rovings just fine. I just thought I was going to get more predictable after I read everything and got my Lanaset Rainbows book. It has been more of a crapshoot than I thought it would be, but that's okay!
I'm planning to do some more of Deb Menz's dyeing exercises when I finish the FIL sweater, which is coming along fine, I think. Back is done, fronts (at the same time) are past the diamonds and into the main pattern. Perhaps I will finish them by Tuesday, but it depends on how much real work I have to do. But my "Firefly" DVD's are calling to me and the sweater moves forward.
Have a great day!

18 Comments:

Blogger Cindy said...

I love your Twisted Knitters yarn. It's beautiful.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Margene said...

The yarn is beautiful!! Nice work and you don't post too much on the TK blog...it's fun to see what you're doing.

2:28 PM  
Blogger sopranospinner said...

Thanks! I can hardly wait to start the toe. I shall have to gift myself with a couple of hours sometime soon to stop sweater knitting. Or maybe it will get to difficult to do outside...while in the car...waiting for the children to get out of school...for the entire afternoon!

4:43 PM  
Blogger Weaver said...

Looks fantastic! I love looking at your dye jobs :)

4:52 PM  
Blogger Zarzuela said...

I think that came out really nicely!! It's so interesting how these things turn out no matter how much planning goes into them sometimes. Beautiful work! :)

Jessica

5:16 PM  
Blogger Teyani said...

Definately uber-cool
Congrats on the fabuloso creativity. I can't wait to see the socks you make from that. It's a rainbow!

6:14 PM  
Blogger Heide said...

WOW! That yarn is amazing and beautiful. Great job.

7:56 PM  
Blogger joyfossil said...

Oooooh... ahhh... prettttttty!

Wow, you sure did it this time, utter beauty!

How about sitting at the park and knitting for an hour or so tomorrow? (Friday) I have to go to this awards lunch with David and then get Sarah at 3 and Jr's at 6 but in the middle? I like knitting at the park. You could leave the FIL sweater aside for the hour and start the socks! Sarah would corral your kids, more or less... She's good that way.

I am 3/4 thru the anklets I am making FOR MYSELF out of the (formerly spaghetti-mess) beautiful stuff I bought with you. I would be thrilled to work on them at the park!

Really excellent job on the twistys! I like that 'barberpole' thing, I think. I can't wait to see it knit.

Doesn't CMF Sock HOp yarn (which I am going to OWN! Wooo HOOOO!) have barber pole-ing too? Is this bad?

Yay Wendy-licious!

12:08 AM  
Blogger sopranospinner said...

Weaver, I would love to take credit for the dyeing, but it was all Teyani! See Crown Mountain Farms and try to resist!

Joy, I emailed you about DD being sick, so no go today. I would have loved it! A great excuse to cheat on the sweater, oh, well!

7:20 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

I love your yarn!

9:09 AM  
Blogger joyfossil said...

Don't send anyone to Crown Mountain Farms, that's just cruel... they will want the Sock Hop Yarn and won't be able to get it till FEBRUARY at the soonest! It's just going to break their hearts! It's ok if you are a spinner - you can spin up some of your own. Us poor non-spinners can but drool!

Actually, I can't help going and just looking... the stuff is so amazing!

Wendy's roving from them is so beautiful her little girl cradles it like a baby (totally cute!).

Having seen the yarn in question now, I can tell you... Oh, MY, is it lovely. It is going to make awesome socks. Way to go spinning Wendy!

10:03 PM  
Blogger sopranospinner said...

I've wound it into a ball...I need a swift! This is driving me nuts! No matter how careful I am, I end up winding one end into a ball by hand so that I can get to the tangle and do the rest on the ballwinder. Christmas is coming, though, thank goodness! Hopefully I can convince DH that I DO NOT want a lovely antique that only holds one size of skein, but a NEW umbrella swift, please?

7:44 AM  
Blogger joyfossil said...

I second the motion (the swift motion)... After my disaterous spaghetti mess (bear mountain beauty in a tangle...) I would be happy to drive over and wind stuff up at your house.

Swift. Get a swift swiftly!

xo

9:56 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

I think the yarn turned out awesome!

4:57 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

The yarn turned out awesome!

4:57 PM  
Blogger hookinmama said...

Beautiful yarn! I personally happen to like the barberpole effect. I think it's what makes the yarn so pretty!

5:55 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Beautiful beautiful yarn that you made! the combined colorways make it really special. I can't wait to see it knit up into SOCKS! YAY! :)

1:51 PM  
Anonymous JessaLu said...

Splendiferous! (did I spell that right?) I love the barber pole look!

8:30 AM  

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