Friday, 12 April 2013

Feeling Jaded?

After the long, cold winter we've had, it wouldn't be surprising, would it, to feel just a teensy bit fed up?! That's why Marianne, over at Fluff-n-Stuff created this beautiful colourway in deep tealy blues, to ward off that feeling. I have been a member of Marianne's fibre club for just over a year now, and I always look forward to opening up a pink squishy parcel to see what delights she has created. This little beauty was what I received this month. It's Seduce, a mix of BFL, alpaca and silk (60/20/20). Marianne currently has a really generous giveaway on her blog. You could win some gorgeous fibre or a wonderful knitting bag, so why not call in.

 
Fluff 'n' Stuff April fibre - Feeling Jaded 001


I couldn't wait to start spinning it, I knew I wanted to spin something thicker than 4ply. I split the fibre into three lengths, spun each one separately and then plied the three together. It was my first spinning since last September, when things got packed away in anticipation of moving, so I was a little rusty to begin with.
 
 
Feeling Jaded fluff 003

Feeling Jaded handspun (3)

Feeling Jaded handspun (7)


I skeined it up and gave it a good soak before leaving it to dry. It fluffed up lots after its bath, and I ended up with around 150m of worsted weight yarn.


  Feeling Jaded handspun (15)

Feeling Jaded handspun (16)


I had the perfect pattern in mind - the Fall Line cowl from Knitspot. I wanted something cushy and cosy to wear in the garden to keep out the chilly spring winds. (And we are certainly getting our fair share of those!)  I was impatient to start knitting, and sat outside, on 'Florence-watch', delighting in knitting my handspun.

 
Feeling Jaded handspun  WIP(9)


It is a super-quick knit, and was done by the evening. Another soak and I left it to dry flat, turning it frequently for a couple of days. It's gorgeous and will most likely get its first outing at the weekend.
 
 
Feeling Jaded cowl (1)

8 comments:

picperfic said...

as always, a lovely blog post with gorgeous photos! Bet you're not sitting out there today!! Thanks for the link to my giveaway...have you entered?

Northern Monkey said...

beautiful colour and a lovely knit :)

busybusybeejay said...

That looks lovely.I have never made a cowl.Perhaps it should be my next project.

Geraldine Frances said...

Hi this is Geraldine from Marys knit group !!! A few of us from those evenings are setting up a Knit Wednesdays at The Feathers in Holt. 7-9pm every wednesday in the conservatory. It would be lovely to see you

Lynne said...

Your yarn is gorgeous, I love the colour, and your cowl looks great.

Shiela Dixon said...

Beautiful and so quick, I'm *still* admiring my braid. Good to know that it puffs up well, I'll try something more woollen this time too.

Stitched Together said...

I bought a couple of braids from Picperfic. They are my first purchases of "pretty" fluff. I've only just started spinning. After seeing what you have done with your fibre, I'm itching to get on with mine.

knitting sandwich said...

oh my goodness! look at you go! from fiber to cowl all in one post!! fantastic!!
love the color, love your spinning and love the finished project!!
-melissa