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Friday, 15 January 2010

Summer knitting - interrupted

I've had to interrupt my knitting......doesn't everyone knit in the Summer holidays?.....to spin some samples for the HWSG Summer school class that I'm running next week.

I've called the class 'Wild Spinning' and hopefully it will be alot of fun.
Firstly, we spin fat singles. Quick.







Then we create a crazy batt full of all sorts. In my case, glitz, fluff, linen warp yarn and silk flock, all carded with merino wool.















It spins up wonderfully, full of shine, glitter and everything. Very happy with this.











To finish off the yarn, I ply these two singles together incorporating a knot every now and then. Big and chunky.





Now I have to do it again, all the same, except that I'm going to overdye......