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Spinning and knitting, and I finished the scarf I had been working on for my hubby:

scarf on spinnignwheel

For those of you who are into this sort of thing:

Scarf knitted by me in a non-stretchy rib pattern (cast on multiple of 3, slip the first stitch of each row, k2p1 until the last two stitches, which will be knit, turn, repeat.) Border are 6 rows of garter stitch.

Thread was 2 strands of 2 ply handspun wool (the doubled thread about 10 wpi), a blend of brown, black and a touch of white.

knit on size 3 US needles. gauge on the stockinette is somewhere around 6 stitches per inch.

That's a pic of my old Majacraft Saxonie spinning wheel.  They don't make that model any more.  I've been thinking about getting a Kromski Sonata...that's another sweet spinning wheel....time will tell. 


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Oct. 2nd, 2010 09:17 pm (UTC)
Nice!! I always get messed up on the turn around with knitting, I had several people try to explain it, but it just doesn't stick, LOL.

I love the autumn colors of the scarf as well! Time to break that stuff out!
Oct. 2nd, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
To turn doing most 2 needle knitting if you're right handed: When you've done all the stitches on the needle you are holding in your left hand, put the needle that's in your right hand that has all the stitches into your left hand. Put the empty needle into your right hand Make sure the points are in the normal position. Insert now empty right needle into the first stitch. Knit your pattern. Repeat ad infinitum, especially if you're knitting a scarf.

Now turning a sock heel or toe is definitely more complex...

I have a whole lot of this wool, probably a couple of pounds worth (scarf took maybe 5 ounces), maybe a bit more. I will be spinning and making more things out of it....while plotting modern fairy stories....kind of fitting, I think.

Oct. 2nd, 2010 11:04 pm (UTC)
Nice spinning wheel

When I saw these drawing on da I thought of you.
Oct. 2nd, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
ROTFLMAO...I told you...Hello Kitty is everywhere!!!!
Oct. 2nd, 2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
It's beautiful, and looks very warm! =) It's always nice to finish a project sometimes, no? :)
Oct. 3rd, 2010 12:00 am (UTC)
It is. My hands handled that very well...Now I'm thinking about a shawl, maybe...and a cap and mitts.
Oct. 3rd, 2010 01:08 am (UTC)
It's a really nice scarf. :D
Oct. 3rd, 2010 07:04 am (UTC)
Beautiful work!
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