Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I take wool

Spinning always leads to twined knitting.

I take wool

and sit at the wheel and then I start wondering where I am aiming at; do I want z-ply or s-ply yarn. Then I say to myself there are so many lovely yarns in the market being s-plied that I really should do z-ply. It is the best kind for twined knitting.

I found this lovely wool in my treasure wool box. (Thank you Carol!)

"Belle Ciel" Lambspun of Colorado - blend of wool, silk and alpaca

I had tasted the wool earlier just a bit and had a little skein out of it but a good part was still waiting to be made into yarn. I have enjoyed spinning it, a little bit every day and most of it is done. There is very little left to be spun into singles and then I will start plying.

I had that little skein already done so I had to cast on for a mitten. And since it was z-ply yarn, I had to cast on for a twined mitten, otherwise I would have been wasting a good yarn.

Twined knitting often leads to embroidery.

But now I am jumping ahead. Tonight I will finish the last bit of the wool. Tomorrow I will ply. The day after tomorrow I will ply some more. And then I will knit the mittens. And then I will embroider them.

I can’t wait.

Love,

Lene

PS. Kukka indeed is a Swedish Valhund.

11 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, the colors are lovely. (I do love it when you start knitting and embroidering again. And quilting, and...)

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  2. Anonymous00:20

    I can't wait either! I just love watching your twined knitting projects. I must do some too!
    Esther in Ottawa

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  3. Love those colors

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  4. Such beautiful colours and your yarn is so very pretty. I just learned to spin on my wheel a few days ago, I have a long way to go but I'm going to enjoy this particular journey :^)

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  5. Beautiful yarn and the color is so lovely.

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  6. I can't wait either. The blue is so peaceful and I'm a big admirer of you other twined knitting projects.

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  7. elizabeth17:10

    Beautiful! I know you've talked about it before, but please recap "twined knitting" for us! I think I might like to try it this winter.

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  8. Seeing your beautiful yarn almost makes me want to learn how to spin. I love the colors and can't wait to see the mittens.

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  9. Hurray for twined knitting! Spinning a z-ply is on my list to do just for this purpose. Lovely spinning!

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  10. I like the colours in your mitten, and can't wait to see it finished. You are inspiring me to dust of my wheel Lene.

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  11. Ah the inspiration that comes from your blog... We have our annual knit out this weekend in Ottawa and this year some of us spinners will be demonstrating. I can't wait to sit and draft and peddle. It is nice to share this fun with you. I love your embroidery projects. I will look forward to them.

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