some dem spinning

I finished the Snap Cardi, although it needs a blocking and some snap tape:

Snap Cardigan
knit for lettuce knit, with pattern and yarn available there.
Pattern: by Blue Sky Alpacas
Yarn: Blue Sky Cotton, dark blue, 7 skeins
Needles: Denise US7
Started: August 18, 2005
Finished: September 1, 2005

A cinch to knit, and just gorgeous yarn – but maybe now I can finally get to some fall knits for me! Like this:

…which will be knit in Knitpicks Shine.

In the meanwhile, I’ve done a little bit of spinning! Now, I don’t know where I got the link to this article – I know it was a knit blog, and it was a photo of handspun, and the yarn was burgundy. Any ideas? Anyway, the article is about light tents, in case you don’t want to click, and WOW. It makes such a difference. I’m just sticking my head under my bedsheet (just with ambient sunlight for these, not more light under the tent), but it works really well.

This is 208 yards of 2-ply merino – I bought the roving dyed, off ebay. I don’t know what to call it though – any ideas?

Fabulous suggestion, Liz – “Carnival” it is!

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6 responses to “some dem spinning”

  1. Liz Avatar

    The first word that came to my mind when I saw your lovely handspun yarn was…”carnival”!

  2. jillian Avatar

    The blog with the link about the light tents was booga j (! It is amazing what a difference it makes.

  3. kellyt Avatar

    I’m very interested in knitting the Snappy Cardigan from Blue Sky so I hope you try it on before you send it on its merry way!

  4. Amy S. Avatar

    Thanks for sharing the article about the light tents! I been trying to make my pictures sparkle for my blog. The light tent will help so much.

    Also, your cardigan looks great!

  5. jody Avatar

    thank you for that link to light tents! what a great and inexpensive way to increase the quality of our photos.

    and now i’m off to find the plain sheets…

  6. jacqueline Avatar

    that handspun looks divine. not being a spinner myself i am pretty damn impressed.

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