Month: April 2015

Still Kickin’

Hello!

I have not forgotten about you, friends! Taking a blog-break this week to due to ultra busy-ness at school and volunteering.

Things are still getting knit of course 😉 I will have such goodies to show you next Monday!!

Have a fabulous week ~

Grace

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Spin spin spin, both ways

Happy Easter, all!

This has been a busy weekend, mostly in non-fibre ways, although a good amount of spinning got done. Not much knitting to speak of. I’ve been spinning up my 5 oz of Inglenook Fibers merino/mulberry silk blend and have finished half of it. I am only doing 2.5 oz at a time because my bobbin cannot handle much more than that.

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Can you see the little flecks of silk and the eye-popping shades of purple and blue? I plied it into a 2-ply for double the fun. Haven’t found WPI yet, but I think it’s a fingering weight, and is about 400 yards.

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Pre-bath pile of goodness.

photo 2 (41)Post-bath skein of wonders.

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This is my project for the Inglenook Fibers Spring-Along in which we spin and/or knit Inglenook fibres/handspun and ring in spring. If you haven’t checked out the IF boards on Ravelry… you must go… people post the most amazing photos of their yarns and FOs.

I am thinking that this handspun is destined to become an Inner Peace shawl by Joji Locatelli. Picture it.

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I’ve also been busy spinning in other ways. Bike ways. It is true that I used to cycle quite a bit with the McGill team back in The Day, but really not at all since then. I have been reinspired to get back in the game. I even signed up for a road race in May. Last week I jumped in feet-first and did 163 km over 4 rides, thanks to the motivation of Jason (who is an avid bike nut) and a very sporty friend visiting Boston. It feels awesome!! Although, not everywhere… ja feel?

Now: who knows how to hook up a bike trainer to a spinning wheel?