Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Spin Me A Sweater : The First Singles - 269 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.
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Spin Me A Sweater est une idée totalement folle. Je me suis lancé un defi : filer assez de laine pour pouvoir tricoter un chandail de taille adulte... en un an... sur mon fuseau. Je vous l'ai dit, c'est une idée folle. Et je suis folle.


La version française suit...

Almost 100 days went by since I challenge myself to spin enough yarn to knit an entire adult-size sweater. And where am I know? Only 3 singles in. I still have 21 to go. And 6 skeins to ply... 
Looking at that picture makes me realize that yes, I want to do it, that I love to spin, and that I miss it so much... 
I didn't realize that almost 100 days went by. I know I haven't spin a lot lately, but that many days? Really? I feel some sweat running down my back and pearling on my forehead...

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Presque 100 jours sont passés depuis que je me suis lancé comme défi de filer assez de laine pour pouvoir tricoter un chandail de taille adulte. Et où en suis-je? Je n'ai que 3 mini écheveaux de filer sur 24, et il a 6 pelotes à plier...
En regardant cette photo, je réalise que oui, j'ai envie de le faire, que j'adore filer la laine, et que ça me manque terriblement...
Je n'ai jamais vu ces 100 jours passer. Je me doutais bien que je n'avais pas filer beaucoup ces derniers temps, mais pendant si longtemps? À ce point? Je sens de la sueur courir dans mon dos et perler sur mon front...

9 comments:

Mademoiselle C said...

Allez Ariane, on est avec toi !!!

Aristi said...

So pretty Ariane! Keep at it! :-)

Kam said...

That is gorgeous! Can't wait to see the sweater when you're finished... In 269 days. (no pressure) 8)

1Geek2CraftAll said...

The yarn looks soo good, you can do it!

Gege À la Gomme said...

You can do it! Keep on spinning!

Melanie Rose said...

That yarn is amazing!  I'm totally routing for you.

Leslie said...

that yarn deserves a name  --  what are you calling it?  Watching as you progress, you can do it. 

Rachel Wilson said...

I love this idea!! Maybe next year you could do it as an open challenge on your blog? I would totally do it :) I have a few finn sheep and had my first fleeces processed by a fiber mill last year. Now I have 3 huge bags of fiber! 2 white and one black. But now i'm a little overwhelmed and am not sure where to start. Its a lot of wool already drawn out into pencil roving. Do I dye it first or should I spin it first?  . . . . . oh the possibilities . .. . . .  

Wildflowerwool said...

You can do it!

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