Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Some Knitting & Spinning

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 found me at the KW Knitters Fair in Kitchener at Bingeman Park. Every year on the second Saturday in September the KW Knitters Guild has a very large gathering of vendors and a few classes. The day itself was a beautiful fall day & from what I saw the turnout was excellent.

The blue knitting in front left is super wash merino/tencel, lace weight, being made into a shawlette for a Christmas present. The lavender on the right front is being made into custom socks and they will have a lace cuff.

Back left is a single homespun in E. Friesian & mohair wool waiting to be knit into socks. Back right is some homespun done with domestic 56's from R. H. Lindsay wool merchant. It's a very soft carded sliver, one of several samples of sliver that arrived on my doorstep last week. I am spinning it with a short backward worsted draw. More on that later. I plan on two more spools yet.

Must get to work today - have to leave in a couple of minutes.

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