Thursday, March 29, 2018

Do you have a surplus of hand spun yarn?

Do you have a surplus of hand spun yarn?  I do, and I hesitate giving it away since it took so long to spin using a spinning wheel.  Some of the yarn is small amounts left over from a project, other amounts are spinning experiments, and some yarn is from the end of the bobbin(s).  To make the rug, I cast on approximately 125 stitches, using 3 strands of yarn, and a 14" size 10 pair of knitting needles.  As I run out of one yarn, I added another yarn from my stash.  There really is not a gauge. 

My finished size is about 21 inches by 29 inches.  Any size of rug will work fine.  I still have more yarn surplus and I am debating if I make a table runner, or maybe a set of place mats.  I think the rug turned out very well and the colors are great! 

Monday, March 19, 2018

Satin Ribbon In Yarn

Some of the BFL wool I recently dyed, I decided to spin onto a core yarn or leader of 1/16 inch wide green satin ribbon.  I have plied yarn with this same type of ribbon,  It works fine but you have to ply it a with extra twist or the ribbon will hang off the yarn.  I purchase the ribbon from a party supply store on line in 100 yard spools.

I had a small piece of felted wool dyed pink.  I thought of doll clothes.  My grand-baby thought it would make a car seat cover.  LOL

I hope you had a great weekend!  Dawnie