Wednesday, July 15, 2015

WIP Wednesday - Tour de Fleece

Amazingly enough, I haven't cast on a single new project this week! I've been too busy working on my existing - and time-sensitive - projects, and fortunately they're coming along nicely :)

I've finished the sock for the testknit! Still want to knit the other one at some point obviously, but the commitment was for one sock, so now the other one can wait until I have more time. After some initial doubts, I actually really like how it turned out :)
As you can see, I've also finished the first Zigzagular sock, and immediately cast on for the second one. Now that I know the pattern off by heart, it moved much faster, so I'm starting to believe I'll be able to finish by the 25th after all :)

... or I'll just give Eva this pair instead! Who needs matching socks anyway?! ;)

Nina's Seabrook vest finally has two armholes!!! I did it wrong the first time, so had to rip back a couple of rows, but I think it looks right this time :) Another 25cm to go, and I'll be all done!
(I didn't notice until too late that the photo is upside down, and I'm too lazy to fix it - so there! ;) ).
Lots and lots and lots of white seed stitch! It looks good on though, so I hope Nina will like it :)

Tour de Fleece started last week (a spinning challenge that runs concurrent with the Tour de France), and while I haven't signed up officially, I did get inspired by all the lovely spinning posts on my Instagram feed, so I sat down at my trusty wheel last Friday. I don't know what happened, but something everything seemed to click in place, and I felt like I finally got the hang of it! I finished the batt I was working on, and transfered it to my Turkish spindle to make a center-pull ball to ply from (I only have 2 working bobbins, so I couldn't think of another way to do it).
After taking it off the spindle and leaving it to rest for a couple of days, I decided to go for broke and ply on the wheel as well. I'm glad I did! It worked like a charm, and I just love the finished product.
Slightly overplied, as you can see ;) But nothing a rest and a good soak couldn't fix. It looks much better now that it's relaxed.

WPI (wraps per inch) came to somewhere between 6-7, so it's a bulky/super bulky weight. Now to figure out what to knit with it! I only have about 21 meters though, so my options are limited. Might just end up making a cup cozy or something like that ;)


  1. I like the look of your spun yarn :) You might also consider using it to make luxurious cuffs on a pair of mittens ... that's what I'd do.

    Cute socks. The second one always goes faster, doesn't it? Well unless you hate the pattern or yarn, then the second sock is interminable!

  2. nice job on the yarn! I don't spin and have no desire...but thinks it's so cool when I watch others...your yarn kind of matches my nail polish for the week...and yes socks...I always try to cast on the second right away, so as to not get SSS...