Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Knitting Sleeves

I don't know why it still surprises me how long it takes to knit sleeves!

Maggie can never resist the cord stoppers
I think I have been knitting these sleeves for three weeks and I am still only half way there (I am blaming it on knitting two at a time - there is lots of repositioning). I am hoping to have them finished by Thursday. They should go faster now that there will be more decreasing happening towards the wrists. I put the body stitches on hold after finishing the first ball of wool, so I could knit the sleeves and then be able to use the rest of the wool for the body - I am hoping for a tunic length sweater.

The hand spun socks have heels now. The plan is for a 3x1 rib for the rest of the leg to use all the beautifully sparkly yarn.

I spun a little sample for my niece. She bought this large roving to make a blanket, but found that it is not practical (it sheds too much), and thought it would work to be spun. It is 100% acrylic. I used a large whorl, and it spun very easily. I spun it a bit thick and thin to create texture since it is a even colour.

Photos from around-

amazing colours
so much energy 
All the best!♥︎

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