Wednesday, May 14, 2014

WIP Wednesday: The Luxury Edition

My needles are spoiled this week! I'm (still) working with some heavenly yak yarn from Bijou Basin Ranch and making sloooooooooow progress on my chevron socks:
As if that weren't enough, I was given a skein of Zealana AIR Chunky at TNNA, which is pretty much the definition of luxury. It's a blend of cashmere, possum and silk, and as the name would imply, it truly is light as air. It's also incredibly soft and warm! Late last week, I decided to make a pair of fingerless gloves and cast on for a pair of Maine Morning Mitts by Clara Parkes from the Knitter's Book of Yarn. Little did I know that tagging Ms. Parkes herself on instagram would elicit a response!
This simple knit is just flying off the needles - all I need is to make the thumbs and I'm good to go! 90% of mitt #2 was completed last night at knit night, if that gives you any indication to just how quickly these can be made.

In other news, I have - at long last - finished spinning the singles for my pound of dorper top. Not only that, but the plying has begun! I am trying to match the weight of the chain-plied dorper I spun last fall for Spinzilla, but I'm not totally sure I'm hitting the mark; these might actually be a little thinner, if you can believe it!
I'm stilly plying with 2 bobbins to go, but that hasn't stopped me from beginning the prep work for my next spinning project: I've made some lovely rolags from half of the Organic Polwarth I dyed earlier this year with easter egg dye. I was thinking of spinning the other half as-is to compare and contrast the finished single, at which point I would decide whether or not I would ply them together or chain ply them individually. It could be a fun experiment!
Thanks for joining me this week! For more WIP Wednesday inspiration, visit the Tami's Amis Blog!

3 comments:

  1. Interesting/cool/awesome sock pattern! I've never knit socks flat. Maybe someday I'll give it a try! Lovely yarn color for the mitts. It looks so soft and squishy. Happy knitting!

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    1. Thanks! I'm more than a little nervous about how these will turn out!

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