Tuesday, 6 March 2012

'Spinning in the bag'



I finally finished spinning the fibre I got for the Knit Girllls spin-along/knit-along, I missed the deadline and it's not even knitted, I didn't start the knitting - I haven't even decided what I'm going to knit but it is PRETTY!



I was going to fractal spin it but I muddled up the different bits of fibre I'd separated from the braid so I just spun it and plied it. There are parts where the colours line up and then other parts where they don't, it's about 410 metres (448 yards) so enough for a scarf or shawlette, I think I might knit another Hitchhiker or combine it with some charcoal grey in a two colour (and much larger, have I told you of my cinema-going-shawl-blanket ambitions?) shawl.

Now that is finally off my spindle I've started on my pumpkin batts from HillTop Cloud, I'm hoping for 300 metres of 3 ply to knit socks:


And I have a brand new Spindle bag from the ever lovely Nics Knots. I was fed up with using plastic freezer bags to carry my spinning around, they weren't big enough and the spindle stuck out of the top. I asked Nic if she could make me a bag and this is what she came up with:


It is so perfect, there's a pocket inside for my spindle and plenty of room for fibre, I think you could get at least 200g in there comfortably. I don't think there are any in her shop right now but if you ask her nicely, I'm sure she'll make you one - she's nice like that!


I'm all set to take my spinning with me everywhere now, maybe that will mean I'll finish this 100g faster? (Probably not!)


  1. I have a Nic Knots bag and I adore it! That yarn that you have spun looks amazing!

  2. Oooh that yarn is beautiful! It would make a fab hitchhiker! Thanks for mentioning my bag :) Glad you like it.

  3. It's fun to see the transformations of roving into yarn.
    What a cute bag w/a Tokidoki theme.