Monday, March 01, 2010

Knitting Olympics and Ravelympics Gold (in handspun)

Out of 4oz of Crown Mt. Shetland Roving:

Peggy spun 200 yds of 2 ply for the 2010 Ravelympics.

She then knit up the Peter Seamans Scarf
from Myrna Stahman's Shawls & Scarves book
using handspun 5% chinchilla, and 95% wool.
The ‘chinchilla’ fiber is from Kate Painter

at Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival 2009

I used almost all of the 1080 yards of handspun Jacob/Angora for my second February Lady Sweater:

This year we're committed to knitting only with handspun so we're busy figuring out what to work on next. Swatching is a huge part of the process, more than usual although we always swatch a lot. We both finished our Olympic projects early and spent the rest of the time going through stash and swatching, pulling out patterns and comparing swatch results to potential projects. I do believe some designing will be involved...


Monika said...

Peggy managed to knit a scarf with only 200yds? Impressive!
I love your FL sweater, since I love green. How's this blend when you wear it? I imagine any blend with Angora is very warm?

Jody said...

Beautiful knitting and spinning!

Linda 'K' said...

Yay!!!! What an inspiration you two are. So often we think we can only succeed by spending money on taking classes but you prove over and over again that practice and swatching are what it takes. I Salaam you yet again!!!!!

Katie said...

You guys are incredibly productive and also incredibly GOOD spinners and knitters. I look forward to the results of your year of hand-spun!

Rebecca said...

The scarf is beautiful as is the February sweater. I'm totally impressed that you guys are knitting only from handspun yarn. That must be very satisfying indeed!

Diana said...

Blog,blog,blog Get to it!