Sunday, September 16, 2007

Hats for Age Concern on Innocent Drinks

This is 100g merino handspun hand-dyed yarn that I spun and dyed as one of my first projects, finally now I have found a use for it!

10 little hats that I knitted over the last couple of days, I found some small bobbles in my local remanent shop which I think just finish the hats off. Every bottle with a hat on has 50p donated to Age Concern when they are placed on Innocent Smoothie Bottles, they can be found at Sainsburys and other participating stores. The hatted drinks will be on sale from November 7th -21st, so look out for them and get buying the drinks! Click here for the website, patterns and progress.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Silk Yarn

The singles spun up. The caps weighed the same but it looked like I had spun a lot more onto the top bobbin but when I plied them the yardage matched with about 20cm left over on the top bobbin!

27g of silk caps spun into 242yds of a gorgeous sea coloured varigated 2 ply hand dyed, hand spun yarn, at a guess because I forgot to check before winding into a ball I think it would be fingering weight to heavy laceweight. I always seem to have a lot of dye come out when setting the twist even though after the initial dyeing I washed the caps until the water ran clear, maybe I am abit heavy handed with dyes as I like strong colours!
Any suggestions for a small project in which I could use this silk?