Coming along
Tuesday October 11th 2016, 10:07 pm
Filed under: Knitting a Gift,Spinning,Wildlife

I didn’t quite fill three bobbins before the white ran out.

Four-ply was surprisingly thick, so, two by two it was: 234 and 224 yards’ worth, with a bit left over on one bobbin that I then plied it with an end-of-bobbin of brown cashmere, making 78 yards. (Hmm. Baby hat?)

The yarns I was working from were very close in thickness and yet I used up 98 g of the merino/silk and only 67 g of the butter merino.

Now to go scour the mill oils out. The strands should bloom, fluffing out a bit with the wools felting together slightly. A little preshrinking is a good thing.

Meantime, yet another Cooper’s hawk sighting today–there have been several of late. Again it was one with its juvenile markings, which are starting to fade now; its chest kind of looked like that last hank. I think I’ve seen both a male and a female juvie in the past week.

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Beautiful – and it will be even more so after a wash.

Have you ever knit with the spinning oils still in? Some recommend it to allow tighter gauge for certain fabrics. I’ve got a kit for a Catherine Lowe hat that uses that technique to produce a tight fabric without having to knit at a super tight gauge. When I get around to knitting that hat, I’ll let you know whether I like that approach!

Comment by twinsetellen 10.12.16 @ 5:50 pm

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