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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Handspun cowl/infinity scarf on: June 10, 2011 01:17:05 AM
The yarn is one of my combos spun for the Combo SAL over in the Spunky group on Ravelry. Secret Jam - one ply each of SE Eclectic Jam BFL/silk, SCF Buried Secrets Shetland and SCF Carried Away Polwarth.

The pattern is http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/variance (Ravelry link) and I knit the fingering weight version. It's PERFECT!!!


Handspun Variance in action, look what I made! by nittydread, on Flickr


Combo yarn - Secret Jam by nittydread, on Flickr


Bobbin porn by nittydread, on Flickr


SE Fiber Club August '10 - Eclectic Jam - BFL/silk by nittydread, on Flickr


SCF Fiber Club March '11 - Buried Treasures - Shetland by nittydread, on Flickr


SCF Fiber Club February '11 - Carried Away - Polwarth by nittydread, on Flickr
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / 2-ply Romney yarn of purple goodness on: May 26, 2011 01:28:33 AM
I have a yarn!

Fiber is my April offering of Northbound Knitting's Fiber Club, Potted Pansies on Romney.

I love Romney so much. I haven't spun any for a while, so this was a real treat. I tried to divide the top colourwise to spin a 2-ply from light to dark, but splitting was kinda hard. No matter, the yarn turned out great anyways!
I have a tendency to overply and Romney gets ropey if you do that, so I tried to keep everything nice and loose.

226.1 m/247 yards
111 g/3.9 oz
14 WPI/fingering

Picture overload, cause handspun rocks!


Northbound Knitting Fiber Club - Apr '11 - Potted Pansies - Romney by nittydread, on Flickr


Northbound Knitting Fiber Club - Apr '11 - Potted Pansies - Romney by nittydread, on Flickr


Northbound Knitting Fiber Club - Apr '11 - Potted Pansies - Romney by nittydread, on Flickr


Northbound Knitting Fiber Club - Apr '11 - Potted Pansies - Romney by nittydread, on Flickr



Nortbound Knitting Fiber Club - Apr '11 - Potted Pansies - Romney by nittydread, on Flickr


Romney bobbin shot by nittydread, on Flickr


Northbound Knitting Fiber Club - Apr '11 - Potted Pansies - Romney by nittydread, on Flickr
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Handspun stockinette mitts on: May 12, 2011 12:45:22 PM
I knit a pair of mitts from my Spunky Eclectic Club Fiber Dec '10 - David's Gift - superwash Corriedale, for my little sister who turns 29 on May 18th. I've teased her with the yarn a few times (oh lookie, nice eh? YEAH GIMME!) and little did she know she actually was getting it, HA! Pattern is Easy Handspun Mitts by verabee on Ravelry. Easy they were, that's for sure and the result is wonderful.

The yarn is a sportweight n-ply, 4 oz/ 115 grams and 275 yards/251 meters. I split the top 5 times lengthwise and spun them one after the other, for a yarn with "sockwidth" striping. It turned out just as I wanted! My first superwash spin.
Loads of yarn to spare, I can probably squeeze out another pair.


Handspun mitts for my sister by nittydread, on Flickr


Handspun mitts for my sister by nittydread, on Flickr


SE Fiber Club - Dec '10 - David's Gift - superwash Corriedale by nittydread, on Flickr
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fingering 3-ply combo yarn - Retreat, Fat Cat! - pic heavy on: May 09, 2011 12:38:14 PM
I've spun another combo yarn, just can't stay away...Smiley

This is "Retreat, Fat Cat!"

7.5 oz/212 g and 759 yards/694 m of 3-ply fingering sock yarn. One ply is Spunky Eclectic Retreat on wool blend, one ply Fatcat Knits Mixed Blessing Club - January on merino and one ply Fatcat Knits Mixed Blessing Club - February on Falkland (the fiber pictures are in that order, from top to bottom and the bobbins in the same order, from left to right). I spun all three tops from beginning to end, no splitting.
 I really like how the mostly grey Retreat toned down and made a great background for the other two. The yarn is soft but still sturdy and I think it's gonna make great socks! Oh how I love combo spinning...



IMG_4410 by nittydread, on Flickr


IMG_4408 by nittydread, on Flickr


IMG_4414 by nittydread, on Flickr


IMG_4411 by nittydread, on Flickr


IMG_4415 by nittydread, on Flickr


IMG_3480 by nittydread, on Flickr


IMG_3904 by nittydread, on Flickr


IMG_2949 by nittydread, on Flickr


IMG_3601 by nittydread, on Flickr

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Handspun Polwarth stockinette socks on: May 06, 2011 11:12:28 PM
I knit these socks as a birthday gift for my BFF! She's the girl dressed all in black, wearing her Dr Martens...I thought she needed to spice up her feet a bit!

They're knit on 3,5 mm/US4 bamboo DPN and I loved every inch of them while knitting. The yarn I spun myself, it's a squooshy chainplied sportweight, spun from a Polwarth top dyed by Southern Cross Fibre. The colourway is called "Wide Awake" and looking at them certainly makes ME Wide Awake anyways...Cheesy


Wide Awake Handspun Socks by nittydread, on Flickr


Wide Awake socks - closeup by nittydread, on Flickr


Wide Awake on Polwarth by nittydread, on Flickr


SCF Fiber Club Feb '11 - Wide Awake - Polwarth by nittydread, on Flickr
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / 3-ply combo yarn - Treasured Jam on: May 05, 2011 02:29:07 AM
Hello spinners! My name is Moa, I'm 30 years old and I live in Sweden.

I've been a Craftster member forever, but I've never done any crafts worth posting here. Now I do though, so I thought it was time to give back after all my lurking! I bought a wheel (Kromski Minstrel) and taught myself how to spin a little over a year ago.

This yarn is a combo of three different combed tops, I adore spinning this way.
One ply Spunky Eclectic BFL/silk, one ply Southern Cross Fibre Shetland and one ply Southern Cross Fibre/Hello Yarn collaboration Polwarth. Plying different colourways together increases the spinning excitement TENFOLD! Plus, you start viewing your stash in a whole different way...:)

I spun the BFL/silk as it was, no splitting. The Shetland I split into three parts, lengthwise. I removed some light blue and green from the Polwarth, I thought it would look better that way and I think I was right. Then I split it into four parts and spun away.

I ended up with 6.6 oz and 545 yards of 3-ply fingering YUMMINESS! I love the slight sheen from the silk and how the colours lined up so dang awesomely. I'm gonna have to use this one for something else than socks, perhaps legwarmers or an eternity cowl.

Meet Treasured Jam!

ETA: Oops, no pictures for noobs apparently! Links instead. but your friendly neighborhood mod can add them for you!

ETA again: Thank you, lovely mod! Also, HA 10 posts, now I can do pics!









SE Fiber Club August '10 - Eclectic Jam - BFL/silk by nittydread, on Flickr


SCF Fiber Club March '11 - Buried Treasures - Shetland by nittydread, on Flickr


SCF Fiber Club February '11 - Carried Away - Polwarth by nittydread, on Flickr


Bobbin porn by nittydread, on Flickr
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