Here is my 4 ounces of Black Welsh Mountain/alpaca blend, all spun up and plied, accompanied by some other natural colored wools.
This stuff is a dream to spin!!
On Monday night I finished my shawl, knitted from all Spirit-Trail yarns, and here it is:
All while knitting it I debated whether or not to put a fringe on. I ended up with no fringe, due in part to the fact that I had used up all the yarns. So I finished it off with a garter stitch edging:
The last 2 inches or so at the bottom are knitted from the silk I spun from the silk caps, held together with a strand of mohair.
In answer to Alice’s question, I’m not sure how many yards I got out of the silk caps, but I spun it to approximately dk weight and it was just enough for 2 inches at the bottom of the shawl.
The shawl is knitted from merino wool, a wool/silk boucle, mohair, silk chenille, and silk.
Knit Happens Happenings
At one point I whipped out a drop spindle and some wool for an impromptu demonstration of spinning. So in answer to another question — yes, I can see me using my drop spindles from time to time. I think they are very useful for portable spinning!
Knitting Basket Update
Thanks so much for your great response so far! The total amount donated so far is shown in my sidebar. I will update it at least once a day. What a great response in our first day!
She woke up.
Well, sort of.