Friday, 16 March 2012

Spin Me a Sweater : The Planning - 360 days left

Spin Me a Sweater is a crazy idea. I challenge myself to spin and knit an entire adult size sweater... in a year... on my drop spindle. I told you, it's a crazy idea. And I'm crazy.

One does not simply spin a sweater. One needs to plan ahead, think about how to spin the fiber
Rovings!
First, I all had was a pile of 6 unorganized (but gorgeous!) braided roving. A mess.


Aah... this looks better. All side by side. Neat. But yet, my only weapon is a tiny drop spindle! I need to think about how to attack those seductive rovings. I know that my yarn has to be a 4 ply to be a worsted weight yarn. I know how I spin, and the 3 ply I spun turned out to be more of a DK weight than a worsted. So 4 ply it is.

I divided my 6 rovings into 4 equal parts and rebraided them for storage. I now have a lovely bunch of 24 cute mini braided rovings! 


Let the spinning begin...

12 comments:

Snickerdoodle Smith said...

Oh my goodness! You're making me want to pick up my drop spindle again! That fiber is lovely. Good luck!

Bonnie Craig said...

Good luck! The colors are beautiful.

Michelle said...

That is going to be awesome. I love the colors, and I'm sure it will be SUCH a special sweater when it is finished!

Gege A la Gomme said...

Mmmmmm... It looks like you're going to have a lot of fun!
I can only expect how awesome your sweater will be.I need to learn to spin! haha!

lynn said...

The colors are fabulous. Looks like you'll have a beautiful sweater in your future!

Tricia said...

Wow! Very ambitious! I love the color, good luck:)

Aristi Dounia said...

Oh my!!! I looooooooooooove those colours!!! I am sure it's going to be amazing once finished!!! I secretly envy you :)

Maryse said...

Yeah! Spinning is underway! It will be so beautiful!

Monique said...

Quel beau projet ! Mais c'est tout un mystère pour moi sur la façon de procéder. Étant donné que je suis une personne curieuse, je vais aller lire sur le sujet et surtout suivre tes messages.  :-)

Evelyn said...

I don't think you're crazy at all ... I think you are amazing to attempt this!  Your rovings are gorgeous.

April said...

I'm just getting back into spinning on a spindle myself and I'm really excited to see your process.

Lindy_clo said...

Wow, all your posts about spinning make me want to learn... maybe some day soon. It's definitely inspiring!

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