I finally, finally (after ripping and reknitting several times) finished the little shrug I was working on before TNNA, out of Sweetgeorgia Merino Silk DK. The yarn stood up surprisingly well to the ripping, not a pill anywhere!

pretty but big

Unfortunately it’s too big for me. I made a bit of a math error and although it’s proportional and everything, it’s just about a size too big. I’ve blocked it and woven in the ends already (denying to myself the fact that it was too big) and I don’t want to rip again. So it’ll go off to a friend and I’ll work up another one. At least this time it’ll be even faster since it’ll be smaller?

In latest spinning news, I pulled out some tussah silk that I’d started spinning well over a year ago.

tussah silk

It’s Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks, definitely purchased at Rhinebeck – maybe the first time I went? I had spun up the first half of the fibre and it was just sitting on the bobbin all this time. I spun up the second half fairly quickly (not very evenly, really) and plied it together to get 430 yards of laceweight (2oz). Should be enough for a little shawlette! I love the colour.

I think my last bit of Tour spinning will be this silk/camel. It spins like a dream, but the pink comes off on my fingertips a bit. Super soft though! I’m planning to spin up the whole 4oz and chain ply by the end of the week.

silk/camel

After the Tour is over, I’m definitely going to keep spinning – it’s really given me that kick to get back to the wheel. It’s meditative, doesn’t require math (like my knitting always does) and it’s a good break from working on my knitting like I always am!

Have you achieved your Tour de Fleece goals? What are you planning to do with your spinning after it’s all over?

4 Responses to “silk, silk, everywhere”

  1. Seanna Lea

    I love the Chasing Rainbows yarn. I used some for my bridesmaids ages ago, and had enough leftover to make a hat and scarf as a gift for a friend. That color definitely has my name written all over it. I should see if they sell at any of the shops locally.

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  2. Felicia from sweetgeorgia

    The shrug looks lovely! I love the lace detailing at the edges.

    And that’s some beautiful lace spinning too. So even and fine! My 100% silk spinning always looks a little lumpy.

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  3. YarnAddict

    Love your shrug. Also love your camel/silk. gorgeous colour. I’m spinning some camel for the Tour and I’m failing miserably. Only fitted in one day of spinning sofar. too much design work to do.

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