Strega's Needles & Hooks

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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

No knitting progress for the last couple days but there's finally been
progress on the bread baking front.
Every loaf we've make in our bread machine for the past 3 months has fallen.
Yesterday we made this one which is perfect in texture, colour, flavour & it didn't fall!

It took me about 4 hrs to ply these 2 small skeins of spindlespun.
The top skein is superwash microblend, 2-ply, DK.
The bottom is a crazy mixture of happy colours, 2-ply, fingering weight.
After a nice warm bath they'll be softer, fluffier & bouncier.
Should I give them as gifts or keep them? ... hmmm...

Sunday, November 05, 2006

I absolutely love this yarn! It's 100% Alpaca from Peru and lusciously soft.
This little pouch will serve as a gift wrapping as well as a gift in itself.
It worked up so fast that I'm going to make another. ;-)

My SO has acquired a severe ear infection but refuses to go to the doctor. His old hat was very thin so I knit him this one for his chilly early morning walks with the dog. He insisted the hat had to have a pom pom. I wanted to take a picture with him wearing it but he flat out refused. LOL! This is an old WIP.
I wanted to see how a spindlespun single would work up, and how long it would hold up with wearings & washings.
However, I still haven't finished knitting the mate. One of these days.........
I'm spindling this from 100% merino that is oh so soft! And I've come to the conclusion
that I've spun it too thin for socks. A 2-ply would have been much better.