Monday, February 26, 2007

Yarn and another quickie FO

The roving from my last post, spun up wonderfully quick. Now I wish I had more of it, because It came out beautifully. Long sections with the barber pole with intermittent sections of dark blue or light blue. Only 93 yards, but I'm sure I'll find some use for it.

I went into my roving stash looking for something else to spin and found a half pound of pencil roving. With all the sweaters I've got OTN, I decided I needed a quickie, so out came my fence poles #15 Addi's. I cast on 16 sts, knit 32 rows in garter stitche, then picked up 16 sts on the remaining 3 sides and knit away until i had about 5 yards of roving left and bound off in purl. Threw it in the washer and viola. I did learn one lesson, it seems I forgot to throw it in a lingerie bag, so I got lots of fuzz all over the washer. If you're going to felt roving in the washer, don't forget the lingerie bag, or at least throw it in something that will catch all that fuzz.


mary said...

Love how the blue roving spun up; that yarn is definitely YOU! Adorable little bowl.

Madge said...

Glad the handspun worked out like you wanted!