Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WIP Wednesday: HKKAL & Targhee Spinning Project

Ah, the first WIP Wednesday of March - and I have a new project to share! I finally started my Holla Knits KAL (HKKAL) project...which is actually a crocheted top, but it still counts! I'm making the Cute Girl Squares Tank by Allyson Dykhuizen with the 3 skeins of Valley Yarns Charlemont I bought from WEBS in January. It involves making a LOT of granny squares, which luckily I am both good at and happy to do! My goal is to make four a day for the next ten days - so far I have hit the mark each day!
My next project is something I've been working on rather quietly since the end of January: 12 ounces of dyed Targee Top from Abstract Fiber (also purchased at WEBS, as a matter of fact!). Since I have been working on a lot of time-sensitive knit and crochet projects, I haven't had much time to devote to spinning so far this year; then, near the end of February, I was having issues with my right shoulder which prevented me from spinning altogether. It was kind of a bummer! 
Luckily, the shoulder issue resolved after about a week of rest and ice and I was able to get back to spinning this past weekend. Last night I finished spinning through the final 4 oz and immediately got down to plying before I could even take a photo of my loaded-up bobbins! 
Since I wanted to let the freshest bobbin rest a day, I only plied one bobbin's-worth of yarn to produce this lovely little two-ply skein: 
I was shooting for a sport or DK weight and almost hit the mark - this first skein is 9 WPI, a medium worsted. Considering I'm not terribly scientific or precise in my spinning approach, I'd say that's pretty good! I'm curious to see how consistent I've been with my singles since so much time elapsed from start to finish. 

Thanks for joining me this week! For more WIP Wednesday inspiration, visit the Tami's Amis Blog!

5 comments:

  1. Ooooh, the color of that fiber is right up my alley! I haven't spun Targhee before.

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    1. Same here, and I am really loving it! It's nice and springy...I can't wait to knit with it!

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  2. Love the colour of your spun wool.

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    1. The name of the colorway is "The Gorge"!

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  3. Love your fiber and handspun! I never occured to me to check fiber at Webs!

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