Thursday, May 20, 2010

What's It All For?

So, I've carded, spun, and knitted, a little bit. I enjoyed each process, but they need to connect, because in the end, I need, (errr, "would like" ?), to be able to make yarns that yield a beautiful final product, yes?

I know a little bit about how yarns behave in weaving. I know I don't want regular stripes in the weft, (because I will only ever use my handspun in the weft,) but I would love sprinkles or blotches/splodges of colors.

I like complementary colors in carding and spinning, but I can't decide if I feel that way in a knitted piece; I suspect it's all about proportion and placement.

And in the weft, I would definitely like a more even twist, though I am still game for very-thick-and-very-thin.

As for the tea cosy, after a few false starts, I started knitting it. And, ooops, it grew bigger and bigger and now it's huge. I can get a new teapot to go with the cosy, or I can move on to Plan B.

And I just remembered I don't remember how to close the top end of this loop - you know, after I've got the height I want. Mom is not going to be able to explain this to me over the whole, so I guess I'll be visiting YouTube again.


  1. I love the way that yarn is knitting up. Totally different than weaving it, isn't it -- tons more depth and dimension.

  2. And you can start knitting right away, instead of preparing the loom! The interesting thing is, I can't see very well when I drop a stitch because of the thick/thin variation. I don't mind, Connie, not for this project.

  3. Love that yarn.
    One of my favourite places for knitting instruction is search "binding off". When my daughter was living in Tokyo thats where I sent her and she managed to make several scarves.
    I'm sure there are many other spots.

  4. Binding off. OK, thank you, Dianne. By the way, which daughter, and when?


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