aswim in knits

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

a week, already?

I really thought I had posted more recently. Sigh. I've been spinning and knitting, though. I finished a few batches of fiber.

This is some merino-silk fiber in the Harvest colorway from Spunky Eclectic. It's not a color I would normally pick, but I've been trying to move outside my comfort zone. I got 130+ yards of aran weight yarn. I used the wet-finishing method I described recently. However, when I measured before finishing, I got 160+ yards. That seems like a lot of shrinkage to me. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Or did I just count wrong?

Harvest (by aswim in knits)
Details Raveled.

And this is some sock yarn, approx 380 yards, 4 oz. Spun from batts from Enchanted Knoll. It's a little less plied than I would like, but not bad. I'm looking forward to knitting with this. Maybe just some simple stockinette socks?
sock yarn, now with banana (by aswim in knits)
Details Raveled.

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6 Comments:

  • Both yarns are gorgeous!

    By Blogger Julie, at 9:47 PM  

  • I particularly love the Harvest yarn! It looks squishtastic!

    By Blogger Bertha, at 10:03 PM  

  • My bet is that you counted wrong. But what do I know? LOL

    By Blogger Carole Knits, at 6:53 AM  

  • SHRINKAGE!!! I never re-count my hanks after finishing, so I've no idea if that's normal (I hope not, as then I will have to re-count)

    Excellent spinning, either way.

    By Blogger Pumpkinmama, at 8:24 AM  

  • So pretty! I want to pet them.

    By Blogger Lucia, at 1:43 PM  

  • The sock yarn is lovely! You are SO fast.

    I've encountered lots of issues with measuring. Every method (niddy, yarn meter) stretches the yarn, so all elastic yarns will probably be overestimated. I do think fulling the yarn does cause some contraction, but I'm not sure of the mechanism.

    By Anonymous Laurie, at 6:39 AM  

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