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WIPS Wednesday

January 7, 2015

It’s Wednesday and just as always seems to be the case after a short week, my adjustment to a full work week is a definite work in progress. Know what else is a bit of a work in progress?

The January socks!


I managed to finish the first one this past Saturday night, and made a point to cast on the second one fairly soon after. Of course because of the whole adjusting to work and what-not I have a rather paltry amount of knitting done on it. Seriously I haven’t managed to get past the ribbing yet.

Another WIP I have to share is some spinning. I am calling this a WIP still, because it hasn’t had a bath to set the twist, and finish it up.

I managed to finishing spinning the singles of some lovely fluffy goodness I picked up from the Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival this past year. The fiber was purchased at the Fiber Curio and Sundries booth and is 4 ounces of Rambouillet (a first for me) in the Beaches colorway.


I will be perfectly honest in that I am not positive when I started spinning this up, just that it sat on the wheel for far too long. I ended up chain plying it, because there are just three colors in this and they are all bright and wonderful on their own.

IMG_1037It’s rather dark and hard to see, it was late and well I get off of work when it’s dark anyway, but trust me when I say it is bright and wonderfully not winter. It did sit on the wheel so long that I wasn’t exactly sure of my order and so it is in no way consistent when it comes to the colors. Strangely enough I am okay with that. As of now it clocks in at right around 240 yds which is by far my best chain plying amount, even including other pre-bath ones, so that was pretty exciting.

I have no real idea what to make with this, but I feel like it needs to be something just for me, maybe a little shawl or a cowl? Hats are always a good idea, but honestly it is soft enough I could probably just wear it as a skein around my neck and call it good.

How are your WIP’s going? Managed to complete anything already?


From → Knitting, Spinning

  1. sparkeespud permalink

    Love those colors! I haven’t spun hay fiber yet either!

  2. I am starting to get my WIP organized

  3. Looking good! I think that handspun could make a lovely hat.

  4. Ho!

    They both are beautiful – I love the yarn you made! Really pretty colours, and the sock is very nice, too, the stitches look very even! 🙂

    I have a shawl for Philipp’s gran on the needles and want to finish it this week so I can move on to something else. 🙂

  5. Pretty colors! Yes, definitely make something for yourself out of that one. What about a little cowl accented with a couple of buttons?

  6. shellssells permalink

    LOVE the handspun! Yes, make something just for you! Rambo is so wonderfully bouncy, I’ve always enjoyed spinning it. It’s especially fun to spin from the clean, flick carded lock. Good stuff!

    I am currently just knitting socks. Lots of sock knitting. I am sock binging, you might say. I am going to just go with it as long as it lasts since it has been so rare.

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