Friday, February 25, 2011

I Must be Nuts

Several months ago I purchased some Ashland Bay 100% merino fleece to spin. I had no idea of how much I'd need for a sweater so I decided to get the entire two-and-a-half-pound ball (better too much than too little). The photo below doesn't do the colors justice--it's a luscious blend of olive and brown with highlights of yellow, teal, and magenta.

I haven't spun since October, so a few days ago I decided to take a break from editing and see if my fingers remembered how. After a half hour so so, I was back into the swing of it and remembered just how much I enjoy spinning. About 5 hours later, I had a full bobbin of reasonably smooth singles.

Now I'm all excited to turn these singles into a 3-ply yarn that I will use to knit a sweater for MYSELF. I figure that if I announce my intentions, I'll follow through with them. To keep things on track, I'm going to announce a deadline, too.

I hereby commit to spinning enough yarn for a sweater and to knit that sweater by June 1, 2011.

I'll keep you posted on my progress.


JelliDonut said...

Cool! Can't wait to see the finished product.

Lisa said...

I also am trying to figure out how much fiber will spin up into a sweaters amount...I know it depends on the weight you spin it up etc,..but still have not figured it out, for me.
Can't wait to see your progress!

Virginia said...

Sounds like fun! The fiber looks really pretty.

Jen said...

I think it looks gorgeous and I can't wait to see the finished sweater!