Sunday, March 15, 2009

Shawls done

I think I'm more into lace knitting than sock or cardigan knitting. I enjoy the beauty of lace and what happens during blocking (and that there's no right or wrong size of them).

During the spring I've finished two shawls. The first is the KAL Lankakomero held, Vernal Equinox Shawl.

Pattern: Vernal Equinox Shawl
Yarn: Evilla 260g
Needle size: 4.0 mm Addi Turbo

The other one is one I started last September. Took me "only" a half a year to finish this.

Pattern: Laminaria in Knitty
Yarn: Fyberspates Fairy Wool
Needle Size: 3.0 mm Addi Turbos

And on my needles I have now the Springtime Swirl KAL. My first round shawl. In brown MerinoSilk from Grignasco. And Kide in an olive green mohair I've bought a long time ago. Still it itches in my fingers to start a new one. The problem is that now when it's summertime I want to knit bright things...

Spin away

The last week and a half I've been spinning a lot, like over 100g (that's a lot for beeing me!).

First of all last Friday and Saturday there was a spinning class nearby in which I and Anna took part in.

Here's our fantastic spinning wheels next to eachother. My Bug and Annas Joy.

We started with this on Friday evening:

Carded and spinned it:

Into this by Saturday morning:

Then I switched to some roving from Ilu.

And today we visited a considerable more skilled spinner. My god the things I have to learn in the skill of spinning!

She was so nice that we could try her carding maschine and we carded some of Anna's cat's hair into some lovely batts:

Here's the three of us with our wheels.

I think my head is spinning from all this fiber and spinning. :D