Rocking Circle P

Rocking Circle P is my small farm in Northeastern rural Utah. We're a small fruit, nut and fiber farm.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Spinning in October

You know spinning in the colder months is so comforting. Why is that? This has been my latest projects in spinning. Finished up another 4 ozs of the natural black wool.....there is something to be said about variety.

Then my dear Sister Bonnie sent me her Stitches of the Mid West purchases. Here is 1 oz of cashmere. My first experience with cashmere and it was different and I could not get it as fine as I would have liked. As a single ply it averaged 20 wpi, but as a 2 ply it is more like 12 wpi. Very pretty stuff though, soft....soft....soft.

Next is some fiber she purchased from Changing Threads & Yarn, called "Dark Winter Nights"......ooooou.....pretty color. This colorway was made by Sitka, of Raven Frog Fiber Arts. Great Job! This is spinning up really fine, gotta love those longer fibers. It will make a lovely navajo 3 ply, which is what I plan to do

Saturday, October 21, 2006

ARRRGGGGGH! I lost a stitch on my loom and I'm not familiar enough with loom knitting to pick it up so I put the stitches on needles and then picked up the lost stitch. After all this effort, I realized it was too small for the person who I am making it for. ARRRRGGGH! *#$%@#&* That is not suppose to happen. Back to the drawing board!!!! I started all over again with 48 stitches and it works......see!

This is sock 1 for my friend and ferrier Roland Grover. He is also the person who gave me the natural black wool. The sock is of the black wool and the toe and heel are my mohair blended with the black wool. Sock 2 is on the needles.