…spinning and spinning…

I’m still going through photos from a fantastic meet up I went to yesterday. Sadly they will have to wait another day since I have a few things to do before I start my work week tomorrow.

I’m still spinning away. I managed to get a bit spun while I was waiting for a sweater to block after the meet, last night. As I had said in a post earlier to this, I plan to use this yarn for a doll sweater… I know you’re all disappointed right? They dress better than me most of the time…

It’s a nice little project though, spinning the yarn to knit into a sweater. When I was taking a few fashion design courses (… over a decade ago… I feel so old now) I found that my pick of fantastic fabric shops was pretty limited. In Baltimore that meant there were none, unless you thought Joannes was the place to go (no!!). I never found the right fabric for my projects and wished I went into designing tectiles instead. A few years later I picked up knitting, simply for the fact I was pretty much creating my own fabric. Now, I’m able to go back an extra step further.

I’m such a noob in so many ways. Right now I’m trying to go as thin as I can knowing very well that I’m not using the right spindle and weight. That’s okay, another project for me at the shop will be to make a smaller lighter weight spindle. Another problem is knowing when to stop. This looks like it could be enough… but then again, it doesn’t. It’s quite relaxing once I get a rhythm going so I don’t mind finishing off the wool I had left. As for what type of sweater, I’m thinking of just making a non-mohair version of the Takumi sweater. A comfy, chunky sweater. Maybe something inspired by the gorgeous sweaters made by Craig Hunter of Cubist Literature. (by the way, he has a pretty awesome pattern up on Knitty this season).