A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

February 18, 2006

I Break for Spinning

I had to take a break from the endless #^$^&!(%)($#&@#! sweater back. I went to the monthly spin in at Weaving Works last night and spun up the rest of the four colors of merino from my Color for Spinning class. The idea is to hold three colors side by side and spin across the web. This creates a marled yarn with stretches of solid color and stretches of mixed color. Then rotate in the fourth color and take out one of the first three. My colors were navy, chocolate brown, soft sage green and hot pink.

I also spun a tiny bit of a Chasing Rainbows merino/silk roving Judith gave us in class. Nice stuff.

The sweater back refuses to grow. I knit on it tonight for several hours and it refuses to get any longer. I also found two twists that I missed. I'm not going back and you can't make me!