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« on: May 24, 2013 06:36:34 PM »



My Level 2 Master Spinners Course Final Project

Started life like this, Icky yicky veg full but oh so soft Shetland Sheep wool

Combing short Shetland by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

And then I combed it, and it went from 2oz of fluff and junk to less then 1oz of happy little poufs.

Combing short Shetland by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

And then I blended it on the drum carder with silk.

Untitled by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

And spun it real fine.

Untitled by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr


Untitled by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

And Plied it up.

Fine Shetland and tussah silk by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

And knit. And frogged. And knit again.

Terrible time by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

 And blocked it.

Level 2 final project by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

And in the end it looks like this!

Level 2 final project by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

I'm so happy with this project. I love the final outcome. I love that I have the ability to take this kind of junk and turn it into a treasure. I love that the yarn I spun could be knit and ripped and knit again, and still look great. There was frustration, but it was well worth it.
The pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ribbon-of-breeze
My rav project page with entertaining notes, if you are interested.

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2013 06:47:35 PM »

Awesome Bella. I wish I could spin. Owning a spinning wheel is on my dream list. You are amazing. 
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2013 06:51:03 PM »

Beautiful!  You always do the most amazing work!
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2013 06:59:53 PM »

Wow! What a fleece to fashion project you have there! Less than an ounce and you it spun/knit up that much?! Astounding. What yardage do you get? The Ravelry page says ~110. Wow. You're amazing.
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2013 07:15:53 PM »

Thank you ladies!! 
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2013 07:47:48 PM »

Level 2?!?!?

You're rocking it out, Bella!!!

Beautiful work!
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2013 11:04:25 PM »

It's very interesting to see all the steps from sheep wool to scarf.
The scarf is really beautiful and so delicate and elegant.
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2013 05:21:01 AM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2013 05:42:52 AM »

This is fantastic!  I love the process shots.  The scarf looks so delicate and pretty.
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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2013 06:52:08 AM »

Haha, yup, level 2!  I'm obsessed with spinning lace. 
Thank you for the kind words everyone!
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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2013 10:48:52 AM »

I love your final scarf!  yay for your skill AND perseverance Grin
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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2013 08:11:57 AM »

WONDERFUL!!! 
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« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2013 10:45:43 AM »

What an accomplishment!  You should be so proud...from carding the wool to knitting the scarf...just wonderful...

I noticed a purple yarn in your knitting...is it a lifeline?  I just started using them on all of my lace knitting...well, almost...I got tired of frogging more than I was knitting! Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2013 01:25:26 PM »

Thank you all!

Always, that was the original provisional cast on method i used, known as the Open cast on method. It's the one I frogged after picking up stitches for 6 or more hours. It was like untying knots.  But that was that one video I used on you tubes fault. Grin  I've used a lifeline before in lace knitting.  Save some time, but in the end I got only part way through and said forget it. Lol. It was a very complicated lace pattern, where no row was remotely the same..... Or at least 57 rows in it wasn't. Lol
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« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2013 02:09:50 PM »

I forgot that you had to do the provisional cast on...what a pain...I have learned from knitting lace that if you can't find the mistake to frog it, neither can anyone else...ha...I think you did a phenomenal job...it turned out so pretty...and I am sure it will be beautiful to wear as well...
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