Sunday, January 24, 2010

Spinning Progress

I finished Mr. SockPixie's first Moth Mittens, and started the second one last night.
Mr. SockPixie tried the first one on and it was a perfect fit!

Today will be for spinning. I am determined to make progress on the spinning of the red Shetland roving for the Indian Floral Vest.

One bobbin filled, many more to go!

Are you spinning with a special project in mind? I would love to hear about it.


Monika said...

Sometimes I know what I'm spinning for, but most of the time it's the other way around. I love you red Shetland! I don't think I've got any red fiber in my stash.

SockPixie said...

Dear Monika,

Thanks for your comment. I usually spin freely, and then decide on a project. So this will be a challenge. Would you like to see a tutorial on how to dye roving so that you can create your own beautiful colors?

Happy knitting,


Sharon V said...

Your spun yarn is lovely, and I'm not just saying that because red is my new favorite color this year, either!

SockPixie said...

Thanks, Sharon!

Anonymous said...

You are an inspiration!

Right now I'm spinning some Shetland to make a lace shawl for my mother.

Jen said...

I read that you have a Louet Victoria. I do too! I love mine! I'm currently spinning a 3-ply sock yarn as a gift for my mother-in-law. She's a wonderful knitter and hasn't had much opportunity to knit with hand spun yarns and I'm working on changing that. It's knitting fun for her and spinning fun for me. I love to knit with hand spun yarns and most of my hand spun is for socks and lace projects. Although, one day, I would like to spin some yarn to make a sweater.
Might I ask where you get your Shetland roving? I would like to get some myself as I'm very fond of Shetland yarns and would love the opportunity to spin some Shetland roving. It would definitely be a treat.
You're red Shetland is beautiful and your spinning looks perfect. Brava to you! =)