9/24/15

Fall Knittering

 
 

I had all this sock yarn odds and ends so I thought I would do something clever and knit it all up into one big scarf. I love it because it is so random and very easy to knit. It will take me some more time and I have from here to the pacific in loose ends to weave in- but that's o.k. Hopefully it will be done by the time the snow flies.

I am also rekindling a past love of spinning. I have a beautiful spinning wheel from NZ an " Aurora"  Majacraft- a megathon of roving has been dyed and a lofty goal has been made... spinning enough yarn for a sweater this year- if this works and I can complete this goal I might do it every year as a tradition?
I was asked if single ply would hold up well as a sweater.
I have always loved the rustic look of singles- it will not hold up as well as a plied yarn but I am too dang impatient to spin extra yards for this. Besides I like to knit, so knitting a yearly "new" sweater because the this one bit the dust is just fine with me.

Cookie anyone?




 

23 comments :

  1. Oh goodness, that scarf is stunning! And yes, I would love a cookie :)

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  2. I am in awe of your talent Camilla, and one day I hope I learn to spin and then I am going to create yarn just like yours, it's beyond beautiful and I can't wait to see it knit into a sweater.
    Yes, a cookie, butterscotch? Love them. Peanut butter? Love them too.

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  3. That scarf looks so stunning, Missoni should be knocking on your door! I don't mind weaving in ends, there is something really satisfying about it. And holy smokes, those cookies look so delicious! I totally want one.

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  4. I won't say no to that cookie, looks yummie! And I think making this a yearly tradition is a wonderful idea! Great way to use up sock yarn scraps too, the scarf is beautiful.

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  5. Oh I love the scarf!! What a great way to use up sock leftovers that are just too pretty to abandon!

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  6. Your scarf is amazing! The colours just sing :). It's a shame you couldn't make all those ends into a feature then you wouldn't have to weave them all in!

    Would love a biscuit, kettle's on...........

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  7. Love it!!! The colours are fantastic...maybe you could leave the ends and treat them like tassles?!?
    Have a great weekend...oh yeah, I'll take a cookie!

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  8. ow, beautiful! But oh my, the weaving in.... good luck! You surely need some cookies ;o)

    I always ply my yarn, but I definitely will knit a single this winter... it sure doesn't hold up as well as plied yarn, but it's soo quicker, ha! And you're right, that rustic touch is nice too.

    Please send some cookies to Frisia ;o))

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  9. I am embarking on a spinning project to make enough yarn for a vest I want to knit. My plan is to ply my handspun with a store-bought yarn to speed up the process a bit and to also make my yarn a tad more consistent. I've never tried doing that before so we'll see if it works or not!

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  10. I love the scarf, such gorgeous colours! But oh all those ends to sew in! It is so nice to be back in blog land for me again, lots of inspiring posts to read, especially your Montana landscapes. x

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  11. Cookie, and pass the singles please *wink*. I think your tradition is a wonderful idea!! Ive got some noro tucked in my bag to cast on a zickzac at the festival today. love the sock yarn idea, but all those ENDS!!!

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  12. oh, yes, please....cookie!!! great scarf!!! :)

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  13. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that scarf! Incredibly beautiful!

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  14. such pretty colors..
    and as for the cookie.. mm yes please!

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  15. Hi Camilla; lovely to see you blogging again. Your scarf will be fab - I love all the random colours; very effective all together. Hope you're enjoying your fab new kitchen. xx

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  16. beautiful shawl and have fun with those ends ;) Gorgeous spinning!!!!

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  17. Your talents and interests always amaze me. You must never just sit around and do nothing...:)

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  18. Oh, the scarf is just dreamy!
    I pinned it to my Colours! board - is that ok?
    Thank you for inspiration.

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  19. That scarf just blows my mind - so crazy/wonderful/beautiful! I love singles too (but never felt brave enough to spin my own single to knit with) - your yarn is amazing. XO

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