Friday, July 18, 2008

Handspun Friday - Tour Update

I've made some progress on my Tour de Fleece spinning project. I've got all the fiber spun up and have started to ply the singles together. the project is coming together a lot quicker than I thought it would. I will have all the yarn plied and skeined by this weekend.

Here is a quick look at the first three skeins I've gotten from this pile of fiber. These skeins range in length from 120 yards to 132 yards. I'm expecting to end up with about 8-9 skeins of similar length. Now I just have to come up with a project for the yarn.

Right now I'm leaning towards a shawl in a chevron pattern like the scarf I knit out of sock yarn. I figure I'll alternate skeins every two rows. I think that I'll like the yarn better if the individual skeins are integrated like that instead separated into blocky sections. But Ill wait for a final decision when I have a yardage total and can look at all of the skeins together.

9 comments:

Esoteric Knitter said...

sooo pretty!!

Deb said...

WOW - it's all so beautiful!!

Julie said...

You are really making progress! It's all gorgeous!

Bezzie said...

How decadent are those photos in bloglines?!?!!

Yeah plying really goes fast for me. Maybe because I want the finished product DONE!

mom said...

Beautiful skeins of color!! I like it that the colors are so distinct.

bockstark.knits said...

Oh. My. God. Freaking awesome!!!

Annalea said...

Wow. What gorgeous colors! Those really stayed nice and vibrant through the spinning process. Can't wait to see what they turn into!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Such gorgeous vibrant colors!! Love it! You are spinning these up quickly!

Zonda said...

Such pretty colors! Can't wait to see what you knit!