Tuesday, November 10, 2009

First Knitting Project

Last night I finished spinning/plying 86 yards of bulky merino double with pre-carded wool I got at Rhinebeck (I forgot to take a pic last night). I've heard that once you start spinning nice, thin wool, it's hard to go back to bulky, uneven stuff, so I had to try for bulky early. It was pretty difficult to draft the wool on in big chunks, more difficult than letting the wheel spin and pull. Oh well, it's all learning at this point. Basically everything I'm doing here is for the first time. Just gotta try to do it, even if things don't turn out right.

Here's what I want to do with that yarn. The SCARF, silly! Minds out of the gutter! (From here: http://www.yarnballboogie.com/?p=124) Later this week I'm going to a 'spinny' where I've been promised that someone will teach me how to knit. I hope this project is simple enough for a starter!


  1. Well, your picture certainly got MY attention!

  2. Ha ha! When I first saw the picture, I thought you were going to tell us that this was a stalker and to WATCH OUT for him or something! Hahaha!

  3. You can do that project in an afternoon, a day tops - no problem. Looks like a good beginning project. If you can help it, try not to be talked into doing this on straight needles - a set of bamboo circulars are nice and compact, and you can use them for straight knitting too.

    Rock on, knitter girl. Getcherself on Ravelry!(said the person who hasn't updated her projects in months...)