WiP Wednesday #38

I have lots in progress this week!

First, I got my shipment of fleece back from the processor -(Fleury Sheep and Wool – they are AWESOME! I highly recommend them if you need fiber processed) – and I now have no reason to say that I don’t have enough wool to spin. o.O

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Fiber, fiber everywhere!!

My corriedale fleece that I bought at SAFF last year turned out beautifully – and I have about 5 pounds of it, so there’s lots there to make sweaters and socks and whatever I want!

I’m still spinning up what I showed you briefly a couple Wednesdays ago, but I thought I should show you how I prepped the fiber to spin it.  I want to do a two-ply with the color gradient in this braid maintained.  So I split the braid into the desired color runs.

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Order of colors in braid

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Braid ripped into sections

And now I’m spinning up the single, staying with the one color before moving on to the next, so I end up with a fairly even gradient of color.

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Halfway done with second bobbin.

I’m about halfway done with the second bobbin – I’m hoping the two singles line up fairly well, so that it turns out how I want!

I’m also still working on my Faberge shawl:

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AND, I started on my Master Knitter Level 3 work:

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Not too bad for my first attempt!

I decided to go with the ‘hard’ swatch first – I’ve never done double knitting before, so I’m working through a learning curve. This will most certainly NOT be submission worthy, but I’m improving as I go, so hopefully swatch #2 or more likely #3 will be a good one. 🙂

That’s what I have this week, check out Tami’s Amis for more WiPs!

And Happy Knitting!!

tami_wip

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About knitsbyheather

I'm a TKGA certified Master Knitter. I'm a knitwear designer and a knitting instructor. I'm also a stay at home and homeschooling mom of two wonderful boys. They sure keep me on my toes! When I'm not teaching or chasing around the boys, I'm knitting, designing, or reading!!
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2 Responses to WiP Wednesday #38

  1. Brandon says:

    The swatch looks great! Also, I pretty sure you might get (lovingly, respectfully) mugged for that skein of handspun when it’s done. *drool*

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