spinning and knitting, all about icelandic, for now

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Snow Melt Contest with prizes of Nantucket Baggs and fiber!

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icelandic spinning

Spun up the last of the icelandic fiber from Frelsi Farm. This medium brown color was pleasant and quick to spin, just like the very dark brown, though it doesn’t seem to smell as lanoliny.
They are each about 143-148 yards and 2 ounces.
That sounds about like DK, no? Maybe a tad heavier, but I’m a loosish knitter, so it should be good. Now to figure out the mitten pattern to use with this!

icelandic knitting!

With Lopi… The diagonal rib cardigan,
That’s about half of the back.

more spinning?

I’m taking the “spin thin” class at Amy’s this week.

Am hoping to learn to spin thin, so I can perhaps make a 2 ply sport or lighter weight yarn out of this,
8 ounces of alpaca roving!

A birthday gift! And what was extra fun was that my friend took me shopping, and we went here,
yurt 010 yurt 008
Pogo and Marcia’s Friend’s Folly Farm. If you haven’t been to her new “Yarn in a Yurt” shop, go visit their website and check out the yurt pics, including pics of construction.

I don’t need more yarn but

Well, who does…

I raided the bargain basket at FFF and came home with 6 sample skeins. Probably some of that will go into the snow melt fiber prize.

And had to have this, because it was only $4.99.
3 full and 2 partial Berroco Monet, lion suede, 3 adriafil liberty trends, 2 filatura di crosa gioiello, 1 grignasco top print (100% alpaca!), 1 old tahki chunky wool, some novelty thing from tahki, some red wool, some crayon colored cotton slubby thing (that will make a great baby thing w/ the lion suede), some crazy confetti wool (another baby item, maybe a hat?), and a georgeous metallic mohair thing. I already gave away what I think was snowflake.

5 Responses so far

  1. 1

    kmkat said,

    March 22, 2009 @ 10:37 am

    Sweater is looking good — looks like a fun knit.
    I think Yarn in a Yurt is one of the more creative yarn store names EVAH.
    What is it about grab bags that is so darned enticing? Maybe it is hoping for the fiber of gold hidden among the dross, or looking forward to the creative challenge of using 26 yards of super-bulky lime green wool/alpaca blend ;-)

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    Chris said,

    March 22, 2009 @ 11:13 am

    I love the idea of Yarn in a Yurt!

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    March 22, 2009 @ 2:00 pm

    Wowee! What a post! I can’t even begin to describe how much I like the “Yarn in a Yurt” idea – will have to put that on my “to visit” list, esp. since I teach relatively close to there. The yarn you’re spinning looks yummy, and I love the sweater! I’m making good progress on socks – need to get back to my sweater – after the M’cook socks are done.

    Hope you’re having a good weekend – spring is sprunging!!

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    Kate said,

    March 22, 2009 @ 5:35 pm

    Lovely colours on the yarn, the do really go well together. What will you make of it.

    And I don’t believe you telling that you don’t need more yarn, we all do, no matter how much we have.

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    Emily said,

    March 23, 2009 @ 1:57 pm

    I learned the word yurt just yesterday, and you use it today. Awesome.

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