Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Red Yarn at Night


Wow - my camera really hates red *laughs* But after so many weeks of all-grey knitting I needed something a little bit bright for contrast!

I updated progress on the gorgeous Stripe Study Shawl yesterday, so I won't bore you with that again. If you missed it, Narragansett was finished and is gorgeous and wonderful *grins*

Other grey projects - boyfriend's second sock, which has had about another inch of progress. I realised that I was hating knitting it on DPNs, having got so used to doing everything with magic loop. So, I have transferred the sock onto a circular and hopefully it will result in a little more knitting happening *laughs*

Gran's scarf is a little longer, but nothing really to write home about. 

And the red project will be a little vest to go over a shirt, using up some ancient acrylic given to me by a colleague. It's not the nicest to knit with, but it's a smallish project so I'm hoping it won't take too long. Plus, it's nice and bright, much easier to work on in low light than the dark grey of the socks!

In other news, I picked up my drop spindle for the first time in ages, and have been doing some spinning *grins*


I'm using the fibre I bought in Vegas - a pure merino in the colour "denim" - based on the colour the yarn is becoming with all the shades blended together, denim is exactly right. And it's so soft and lovely *grins* I think my spinning is improving - there are definitely still underspun, overspun, thick and thin bits, but it feels more consistent than it used to.

As ever, if you want more lovely knitting and reading content, head to Tami's and Ginny's *smiles*

24 comments:

  1. I love all the colours. I have never tried spinning but yours look fantastic.

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  2. spinning! You're on top of everything!

    Awesome that you make progress on many things in the week, I can only manage to pick up one or two things

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  3. Love that shawl, it is just gorgeous. Good for you for spinning again, I've given it up for the moment (sigh). And throwing some red into the mix is a great idea, a nice bright colour for spring!

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  4. I have always wanted to learn how to spin. We have some awesome agricultural fairs and there are always a group of spinners there. My favorite is watching the lady with a rabbit sitting on her lap, and her spinning right from the rabbit. I love the red too! I never knit with anything that bright!

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  5. I think your spinning looks awesome. I have a drop spindle and have tried over the past year to spin a little, I need a lot more practice!

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  6. I love the red! And wow spinning.

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  7. Everything looks great! I love that shade of red. Your spinning looks lovely!

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  8. Your spinning looks great and I love the colour.

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  9. I love dpns! I love the red and yet I rarely knit with that color. Maybe I need to buy some?

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  10. You've been very busy. I find red and pink very difficult to photograph but great to use.

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  11. The title of your post made me think of The Fixx (I'm dating myself). Now spinning using a drop spindle is something I'd like to try!

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  12. What a busy busy lady!!!!! Love the spinning--something I just can't get my head around. I've tried. I think it's more my heart isn't in it!

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  13. I really enjoyed reading the Uglies, the sequels aren't as good. But anyways, I love your spindle project, that denim color is amazing and I can't wait to see what happens with it.

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  14. Ohhhhhhh, your spinning, those colors are wonderful. Red yarn in the seems to brigh... Red yarn a night, knitters delight...lol, couldn't resist.

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  15. I pick up my drop spindle occasionally. I buy certain fiber that I know I will just use on my spindle. I have been saving my spindle spun yarn to weave a blanket with some day. I'm not sure how many decades it will take.

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  16. Your spinning looks wonderful. Can you give me a boot and get me going again on my Drop Spindle? I seem to be stuck at the plying stage, but I've got all sorts of roving waiting to be spun.

    That red is really an eye-opener!

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  17. Aaaaand my comment go eaten. Your stripe study shawl is gorgeous!

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  18. Your spinning project looks fantastic! I never really considered a 'denim' colored yarn before.

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  19. Whew, that red is almost blinding! My camera doesn't really like that shade of red either. You are spinning again! Woohoo! Looking great so far!

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  20. Loving the vibrant red- That vest will be awesome

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  21. your spinning looks great!

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  22. Love the colour you're spinning. Beautiful and subtle combination. Look forward to seeing what you knit with it. Spinning your own yarn is so much fun. (Still a newbie, so I can say that!)

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  23. Mmm, such good colours in this post---I love the red of that vest (and I hope the yarn really does prove to not be too irritating on a small knit---that's certainly how the novelty-yarn bits on my amigurumi projects end up working), and your spinning fiber and resulting yarn are gorgeous, so soft and stormy-lovely.

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