Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My second dance with Noro

This time I used Noro Silkm Garden Sock yarn to make a scarf by Stephen West called Clockwork. As you may know no two balls of Noro are start with the same colour, so I took advantage of this fact and used two balls of the same colour, but treated them as  main and a contrast.







This time I found a couple of knots, but hey this is not the only brand of yarn to have occasional knot present. Overall I like this yarn. The colours are great, the slight sheen of silk adds more depth to the colours and texture.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Noro

I bought some Noro a couple of months ago and added it to my stash.
Recently I looked at Raverly to see what people had said about Noro. Well let me say there were a few comments: it breaks, it twist back on itself, it has knots and vegetable matter.
But there were also positive remarks.


So I bravely started to knit a pair of socks, yes it twist back on itself but this is not the fisrt yarn that has done that to me. As far as breaking, well if didn't break but it did unravel at one of the thicker spots. But let me tell you they are very warm and comfortable to wear. As for the knots and VM none in sight.



Will let you know what happens on my next Noro adventure.........................................

Friday, December 10, 2010

Handspun Sock Yarn

Well I took the plunge and started and finshed a pair of socks using my handspun yarn(see previous post), using the MUMTUS (MASH-UP MAGIC TOE-UP SOCKS) formula, so far my favourite sock pattern,( might change a couple of things). I used a seeded rib for the upper foot and leg.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

From Fluff To Yarn

This is one of my batts that I created,
It is a blend of natural Champagne merino, hand dyed merino, hand  dyed mohair, natural fawn alpaca, hand dyed silk, cotton, bamboo and soy.

Here it is as a single.
Finally here it is plied.


I am hoping there will be enough for a pair of socks.

Monday, November 1, 2010

What Has come of The Spinning Wheel Lately

These yarns are blends of merino, mohair, silk, alpaca, soy, bamboo and even some cotton thrown in.



I also dyed and carded these fibres

Sunday, October 31, 2010