I had to stop spinning for two weeks, due to emergency surgery. It was… not fun. But this morning I was able to get back to my wheel to finish turning this:
Twenty ounces of fiber worked out to around 1,000 yards of sport/DK weight 3-ply yarn. I’m quite please with the results. Each skein is in the gradient order of the unspun fiber, so the yarn goes from ivory to light yellow to gold to brown. Altogether they’ll make a beautiful shawl or other large project.
As always, contact me if you’re interested in having me spin for you. I love doing commissions!
Making shoelaces on the inkle loom is fun, I’m finding.
I’m using size 10 crochet thread for them, and using an inkle pattern generator to make designs.
I’m planning to make some for the shop, but first I have to send my loom off for an upgrade. When it’s done I’ll be able to weave bands up to eighteen feet long. I’m thinking about putting some other band-woven things in the shop after that. Dog leashes? Lanyards? Give me your suggestions!
Isn’t it gorgeous? The colors are in the order of the gradient.
The yarn is all destined for one project, so for the second skein (currently on the wheel) I’ve mixed a bit of the dark end of the first skein with the light end of the second so that it will provide a continuous, gentle color transition as the knitter makes their project.
The gradients shown in this post have been finished. They may not look like much in the skeins, but the colors are exactly as shown in that post, in that order.
“Arcadia”, sport weight, 228 yards, 4 ounces:
“Ocean”, sport weight, 226 yards, 4 ounces: SOLD
If you want them before they go in the shop, message me and we can work something out. Etsy listings take a lot of time to set up properly, so I’m willing to give a discount for yarns that haven’t been posted there yet.
They’re both fairly soft, and could be worn next to the skin. If you’re interested in either finished skein, contact me. They should be up on Etsy within two weeks, unless somebody snaps them up first!