02 Apr '12
Monday Update: Fat Quarters
Posted by 69943844 in Black Trillium, Dyeing, Etsy, fat quarters, fiber, gallery, kits, minis, pebble sock, photos, spinning, superwash merino, Yarn
Making up kits of mini skeins isn't something I relish, though when all those cute little 10g bobs are finished they're pretty cute & colorful. My middle ground is "fat quarter" sets, or a four color selection of 25g skeins. Probably not the proper technical use of the term "fat quarter", but I like its catchiness. After last week's winding adventure, in which we created a whole mountain of 25g skeins for the sole purpose of putting together a collection of colors for my new Spring/Summer 2012 booklet, there were a ton of fat quarter kits to be made. We laid the whole thing out on the floor and tried to pick things that went well together and/or contrasted nicely. 21 kits went up today, lettered "A" through "U". You can see a gallery of kits here: [nggallery id="9"] I've been working on a two-color shawl idea using yarns from this post: The shape isn't exactly what I'd hoped at the end of the first part, but I think the changes I need to make to continue might be better than my original plan. Instead of knitting on the shawl, I spent time spinning this weekend: The roving was Woolgatherings' Superwash Merino that I obtained at Sock Summit 2011. I love how buttery superwash merino is, and I wish Kate did more in her fantastic colors. I plied the singles last night and today the yarn will get a nice bath and be ready to show off later in the week. I think today I'm going to get out another of Kate's fab rovings and tear it all to bits. When I reached the end of the blue-green-purple, I realized I spin more consistently with the fiber really spread out and loose. Hey, I'm still a serious noobie when it comes to spinning. So, how was your weekend?