The shawl hasn’t been the only thing that I have been on these last couple months. I have briefly stopped work on the vest to start a sweater from the same book
The pattern is Ansley from the Jane Ellison Queensland Collection. The yarn that I am using is Mas Acero from Brooks Farm that I got this past spring and MDSW. One thing that I did not pick up on with the yarn until now is that the shade changes from one end of the skein to the other. I am not so sure I like that. But I will keep going with it, doing the sleeves next, and if need be, ripping out the back and reknitting it so that the color progression matches the rest of the sweater.
And now that the bobbins are free from the shawl yarn, I can do some more spinning again.
I finally plied up the silk/camel in Titania from Dragonfly Fibers. I just have two more two ounce braids to spin up in the Bad Moon Rising colorway, and all of this silk and camel will be ready to go on the loom.
And as a little treat for both me and a friend, I spun up this.
This is Siren Song UNSPUN! in the Equinox colorway from Fiber Optic. Being a pencil roving, it spun up really fast. It was the first time spinning this particular roving from Kimber, and once fulled, it was extremely soft. I just gave it to a friend of mine last night as a gift. She has just learned to knit lace, so maybe this will find its way into a shawl or something.
Kimber is also having a gradient spin-along on Ravelry. This is the gradient that I am spinning.
It is the olive to slate gradient. I will let you how I am spinning it the next time. Warning, it may seem like crime what I have done with it….
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I am so curious to see what you are doing with your gradient roving! Lots of beautiful spinning. I have never spun pencil roving, your lace knitting friend must love her new skein very much. After knitting with handspun, it’s hard to go back to millspun. Ansley looks consistent from here, but it was not too long ago I was switching balls of Yowza every two rows, so I know what you are talking about. I look forward to seeing what you weave with your silk/camel yarn, it is sooo pretty!