My current work in progress:

1. "T-Rex," designed by Rebecca Danger, knit from Blue moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock in the "Lucky" colorway on U.S. size 3 needles.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Huh? Where Was I?

Okay, after a couple of days of drive-by blogging, here’s a semi-normal post. Sort of the equivalent of slowing down to 15 m.p.h.

Rose is looking pretty much the same, just a bit longer.

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Regarding the teal hogget . . .

I thought I had 20 ounces of it, but when I weighed it, I discovered it was 17 ounces. You see, I had 5 “balls” of the roving, and the first one I weighed was 4 ounces, so I figured they were all equal size . . . but they weren’t. Some were smaller.

Anyhow, here’s my 17 ounces of teal hogget:

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It’s a total of 975 yards. I wound it on my ballwinder.

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So . . . what to do with 975 yards of worsted weight wool?

I knitted a swatch.

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It doesn’t suck too badly. This is made on U.S. size 7 (4.5mm) needles and after a steam with the iron has a gauge of 4 stitches and 6 rows to the inch. I could have knit it a bit tighter, but my handspun is a bit denser than commercial yarn, so I like it knitted at a looser gauge.

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I futzed around with Sweater Wizard a bit, and discovered I can make a pullover that’s 24″ long, slight waist shaping, round neck, and three-quarter length sleeves: 950 yards. So I think I shall. Maybe after Rose.

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Comments

  1. I think the teal hoggett looks lovely, and the swatch looks good.
    I think it looks like the color everyone was calling “indian teal” which made me wonder: was the teal from somewhere in India, or is there a native american tribe attached to this color, or what?

  2. I think the teal hoggett looks lovely, and the swatch looks good.
    I think it looks like the color everyone was calling “indian teal” which made me wonder: was the teal from somewhere in India, or is there a native american tribe attached to this color, or what?

  3. I think the teal hoggett looks lovely, and the swatch looks good.
    I think it looks like the color everyone was calling “indian teal” which made me wonder: was the teal from somewhere in India, or is there a native american tribe attached to this color, or what?

  4. No caption for Lucy?

    Lucy – says “Whatever!”

  5. No caption for Lucy?

    Lucy – says “Whatever!”

  6. No caption for Lucy?

    Lucy – says “Whatever!”

  7. ooohhh! pretty yarn! Must…drag…wheel…out of corner and start spinning again.

    Rose is getting lovelier by the day.

  8. ooohhh! pretty yarn! Must…drag…wheel…out of corner and start spinning again.

    Rose is getting lovelier by the day.

  9. ooohhh! pretty yarn! Must…drag…wheel…out of corner and start spinning again.

    Rose is getting lovelier by the day.

  10. Lovely longer Rose and the teal hoggett is beautiful. I think a sweater is a marvelous idea. Glad you’re back.

  11. Lovely longer Rose and the teal hoggett is beautiful. I think a sweater is a marvelous idea. Glad you’re back.

  12. Lovely longer Rose and the teal hoggett is beautiful. I think a sweater is a marvelous idea. Glad you’re back.

  13. Rose is really looking great, and I’m excited at the idea to watch you knit a sweater from Your Own Yarn. How cool is that?!

    Lucy’s kitty bed runneth over!

  14. Rose is really looking great, and I’m excited at the idea to watch you knit a sweater from Your Own Yarn. How cool is that?!

    Lucy’s kitty bed runneth over!

  15. Rose is really looking great, and I’m excited at the idea to watch you knit a sweater from Your Own Yarn. How cool is that?!

    Lucy’s kitty bed runneth over!

  16. The teal hoggett is so beautiful! Is it as soft as it looks? I was also wondering what the wrongside of the Bohus looks like. As a newbie, I am in awe of your talent.

  17. The teal hoggett is so beautiful! Is it as soft as it looks? I was also wondering what the wrongside of the Bohus looks like. As a newbie, I am in awe of your talent.

  18. The teal hoggett is so beautiful! Is it as soft as it looks? I was also wondering what the wrongside of the Bohus looks like. As a newbie, I am in awe of your talent.

  19. Lucy sez: I need a bigger bed, Mom!

    The teal hoggett is absolutely lovely. I can’t wait to see what beautiful creation it becomes. Although it is simply gorgeous on it’s own; perhaps you could just carry the balls around with you?

  20. Lucy sez: I need a bigger bed, Mom!

    The teal hoggett is absolutely lovely. I can’t wait to see what beautiful creation it becomes. Although it is simply gorgeous on it’s own; perhaps you could just carry the balls around with you?

  21. Lucy sez: I need a bigger bed, Mom!

    The teal hoggett is absolutely lovely. I can’t wait to see what beautiful creation it becomes. Although it is simply gorgeous on it’s own; perhaps you could just carry the balls around with you?

  22. Lucy – “This bed’s too small. But the sides make a great circular pillow for my dainty head!”

    How lovely to knit your own sweater from yarn you spun yourself!

    Rose looks so touchably soft.

  23. Lucy – “This bed’s too small. But the sides make a great circular pillow for my dainty head!”

    How lovely to knit your own sweater from yarn you spun yourself!

    Rose looks so touchably soft.

  24. Lucy – “This bed’s too small. But the sides make a great circular pillow for my dainty head!”

    How lovely to knit your own sweater from yarn you spun yourself!

    Rose looks so touchably soft.

  25. I love the teal! And 950+ yards is fabulous. I get bored after the first few bobbins & start adding slubs and coils and glitter.

    It’s a sickness.

  26. I love the teal! And 950+ yards is fabulous. I get bored after the first few bobbins & start adding slubs and coils and glitter.

    It’s a sickness.

  27. I love the teal! And 950+ yards is fabulous. I get bored after the first few bobbins & start adding slubs and coils and glitter.

    It’s a sickness.

  28. Alice in Richmond says:

    That teal is beautiful yarn Wendy. And that Rose!

  29. Alice in Richmond says:

    That teal is beautiful yarn Wendy. And that Rose!

  30. Alice in Richmond says:

    That teal is beautiful yarn Wendy. And that Rose!

  31. Hogget. What a fun word to say. Hogget. It’ll be fun to see your Hogget all grown up.

    I hope the rest of your week allows you to slow down and catch your breath!

    Hogget.

    =)

  32. Hogget. What a fun word to say. Hogget. It’ll be fun to see your Hogget all grown up.

    I hope the rest of your week allows you to slow down and catch your breath!

    Hogget.

    =)

  33. Hogget. What a fun word to say. Hogget. It’ll be fun to see your Hogget all grown up.

    I hope the rest of your week allows you to slow down and catch your breath!

    Hogget.

    =)

  34. It is so exciting that you will be knitting a jumper from your own handspun!

  35. It is so exciting that you will be knitting a jumper from your own handspun!

  36. It is so exciting that you will be knitting a jumper from your own handspun!

  37. The teal yarn is so pretty and I think that sweater will be very a very flattering shape. Apparently you think so too or you wouldn’t be thinking of making it. :)

  38. The teal yarn is so pretty and I think that sweater will be very a very flattering shape. Apparently you think so too or you wouldn’t be thinking of making it. :)

  39. The teal yarn is so pretty and I think that sweater will be very a very flattering shape. Apparently you think so too or you wouldn’t be thinking of making it. :)

  40. I love how Rose looks as she grows, and can’t wait to see the finished product. The Hoggett is beautiful and makes me want to make some yarn of my own. I have the 3 replacement pieces needed to get my wheel up and spinning (a Y clip, a spring and new string), a huge bag of Falkland Island roving, and some packets of Kool-aid. Maybe this weekend.

  41. I love how Rose looks as she grows, and can’t wait to see the finished product. The Hoggett is beautiful and makes me want to make some yarn of my own. I have the 3 replacement pieces needed to get my wheel up and spinning (a Y clip, a spring and new string), a huge bag of Falkland Island roving, and some packets of Kool-aid. Maybe this weekend.

  42. I love how Rose looks as she grows, and can’t wait to see the finished product. The Hoggett is beautiful and makes me want to make some yarn of my own. I have the 3 replacement pieces needed to get my wheel up and spinning (a Y clip, a spring and new string), a huge bag of Falkland Island roving, and some packets of Kool-aid. Maybe this weekend.

  43. Wendy that yarn looks great! I really love that color alot. What kind of spinning wheel do you have? Do you like it or would you change something about it? I’m looking to buy a wheel soon myself so I’m gathering wheel opinions.

  44. Wendy that yarn looks great! I really love that color alot. What kind of spinning wheel do you have? Do you like it or would you change something about it? I’m looking to buy a wheel soon myself so I’m gathering wheel opinions.

  45. Wendy that yarn looks great! I really love that color alot. What kind of spinning wheel do you have? Do you like it or would you change something about it? I’m looking to buy a wheel soon myself so I’m gathering wheel opinions.

  46. Sweater Wizard? Have I missed something? I think that maybe be something I need! Care to share more details?

  47. Sweater Wizard? Have I missed something? I think that maybe be something I need! Care to share more details?

  48. Sweater Wizard? Have I missed something? I think that maybe be something I need! Care to share more details?

  49. Woo hoo…way to go woman! Can’t wait to see the first handspun sweater.

  50. Woo hoo…way to go woman! Can’t wait to see the first handspun sweater.

  51. Woo hoo…way to go woman! Can’t wait to see the first handspun sweater.

  52. Lucy says, “Another sweater? I gotta rest up!”
    :)

    Your Rose sweater is marvelous, and I always enjoy seeing the yarn you are spinning.

  53. Lucy says, “Another sweater? I gotta rest up!”
    :)

    Your Rose sweater is marvelous, and I always enjoy seeing the yarn you are spinning.

  54. Lucy says, “Another sweater? I gotta rest up!”
    :)

    Your Rose sweater is marvelous, and I always enjoy seeing the yarn you are spinning.

  55. I am staggered by Rose. So precise. Such strong contrasts. So pretty.

    I am a chicken. You are living on the edge, in my world, to attempt a 950 yd-requiring sweater with on 975 yds of yarn. But with your experience and skill, I’m sure you’ll be successful. Someday, I will be less of a chicken…

  56. I am staggered by Rose. So precise. Such strong contrasts. So pretty.

    I am a chicken. You are living on the edge, in my world, to attempt a 950 yd-requiring sweater with on 975 yds of yarn. But with your experience and skill, I’m sure you’ll be successful. Someday, I will be less of a chicken…

  57. I am staggered by Rose. So precise. Such strong contrasts. So pretty.

    I am a chicken. You are living on the edge, in my world, to attempt a 950 yd-requiring sweater with on 975 yds of yarn. But with your experience and skill, I’m sure you’ll be successful. Someday, I will be less of a chicken…

  58. Everyday I come to your blog and I’m continuously amazed. I think you have 2-6 hours extra hidden in your sleeves or something. Normal people have 24 hours a day and you have like 30 hours or something. You knit, spin, blog and still your projects are way ahead of “normal” people. Amazing!!! What’s your secret?

  59. Everyday I come to your blog and I’m continuously amazed. I think you have 2-6 hours extra hidden in your sleeves or something. Normal people have 24 hours a day and you have like 30 hours or something. You knit, spin, blog and still your projects are way ahead of “normal” people. Amazing!!! What’s your secret?

  60. Everyday I come to your blog and I’m continuously amazed. I think you have 2-6 hours extra hidden in your sleeves or something. Normal people have 24 hours a day and you have like 30 hours or something. You knit, spin, blog and still your projects are way ahead of “normal” people. Amazing!!! What’s your secret?

  61. Gorgeous yarn. I need to go get a spindle and learn how to spin the Suffolk and angora I have waiting for me. But for now, I will have to live vicariously through your spinning until I get my stash used up…
    =:8

  62. Gorgeous yarn. I need to go get a spindle and learn how to spin the Suffolk and angora I have waiting for me. But for now, I will have to live vicariously through your spinning until I get my stash used up…
    =:8

  63. Gorgeous yarn. I need to go get a spindle and learn how to spin the Suffolk and angora I have waiting for me. But for now, I will have to live vicariously through your spinning until I get my stash used up…
    =:8

  64. Your spinning is very nice and even, I can’t wait to see what the sweater will be like.

  65. Your spinning is very nice and even, I can’t wait to see what the sweater will be like.

  66. Your spinning is very nice and even, I can’t wait to see what the sweater will be like.

  67. That’s one sleepy cute kitty you’ve got there!

  68. That’s one sleepy cute kitty you’ve got there!

  69. That’s one sleepy cute kitty you’ve got there!

  70. My you have good taste – what lovely yarn you have spun!

  71. My you have good taste – what lovely yarn you have spun!

  72. My you have good taste – what lovely yarn you have spun!

  73. Wendy, I am loving Rose! So pretty! I just love doing color work.

    The Bohus is coming along…just finished the sleeves and am starting on the front. I had to read the pattern a couple of times to figure out why they have you doing short rows…but it works. :)

    I am thinking about spinning now. I bought a spindle. Any tips?

  74. Wendy, I am loving Rose! So pretty! I just love doing color work.

    The Bohus is coming along…just finished the sleeves and am starting on the front. I had to read the pattern a couple of times to figure out why they have you doing short rows…but it works. :)

    I am thinking about spinning now. I bought a spindle. Any tips?

  75. Wendy, I am loving Rose! So pretty! I just love doing color work.

    The Bohus is coming along…just finished the sleeves and am starting on the front. I had to read the pattern a couple of times to figure out why they have you doing short rows…but it works. :)

    I am thinking about spinning now. I bought a spindle. Any tips?

  76. All that math has worn poor Lucy out! :)

    Rose is beautiful – colorwork frightens me, so I really admire knitters who are brave enough to tackle it. And you designed it yourself too! Hail Wendy!

  77. All that math has worn poor Lucy out! :)

    Rose is beautiful – colorwork frightens me, so I really admire knitters who are brave enough to tackle it. And you designed it yourself too! Hail Wendy!

  78. All that math has worn poor Lucy out! :)

    Rose is beautiful – colorwork frightens me, so I really admire knitters who are brave enough to tackle it. And you designed it yourself too! Hail Wendy!

  79. Wow…a sweater of handspun. I can only dream.

  80. Wow…a sweater of handspun. I can only dream.

  81. Wow…a sweater of handspun. I can only dream.

  82. I am sure you already realize how influential you are, but here is a story anyway ….. I was working in my LYS yesterday, and a woman came in looking for a specific needle size. We got to chatting about what she was making and it turns out it is Bauhaus. So I mention an online knitter who had knitted one and she immediately said, Oh yes Wendy – I read her site all the time and she is what inspired me!

    and then we talked about how on earth it is even possible to knit as much as you do.

    we figured it isn’t and that you are bending the time/space continum.

  83. I am sure you already realize how influential you are, but here is a story anyway ….. I was working in my LYS yesterday, and a woman came in looking for a specific needle size. We got to chatting about what she was making and it turns out it is Bauhaus. So I mention an online knitter who had knitted one and she immediately said, Oh yes Wendy – I read her site all the time and she is what inspired me!

    and then we talked about how on earth it is even possible to knit as much as you do.

    we figured it isn’t and that you are bending the time/space continum.

  84. I am sure you already realize how influential you are, but here is a story anyway ….. I was working in my LYS yesterday, and a woman came in looking for a specific needle size. We got to chatting about what she was making and it turns out it is Bauhaus. So I mention an online knitter who had knitted one and she immediately said, Oh yes Wendy – I read her site all the time and she is what inspired me!

    and then we talked about how on earth it is even possible to knit as much as you do.

    we figured it isn’t and that you are bending the time/space continum.

  85. Gotta ‘fess up, Wendy, I used a photo from your blog on my blog … giving you full credit for it. I hope that’s OK. Here’s the copy that went with the photo:

    I hope Wendy doesn’t mind, but I stole a pic from her November 27, 2005, blog showing her completed frostrosen mittens. My pattern won’t be quite as … ahem … advanced comma but it will involve some techniques I’ve never tried before.

    If it’s not OK, I’ll take it down and give myself 50 lashes with some mohair yarn.

  86. Gotta ‘fess up, Wendy, I used a photo from your blog on my blog … giving you full credit for it. I hope that’s OK. Here’s the copy that went with the photo:

    I hope Wendy doesn’t mind, but I stole a pic from her November 27, 2005, blog showing her completed frostrosen mittens. My pattern won’t be quite as … ahem … advanced comma but it will involve some techniques I’ve never tried before.

    If it’s not OK, I’ll take it down and give myself 50 lashes with some mohair yarn.

  87. Gotta ‘fess up, Wendy, I used a photo from your blog on my blog … giving you full credit for it. I hope that’s OK. Here’s the copy that went with the photo:

    I hope Wendy doesn’t mind, but I stole a pic from her November 27, 2005, blog showing her completed frostrosen mittens. My pattern won’t be quite as … ahem … advanced comma but it will involve some techniques I’ve never tried before.

    If it’s not OK, I’ll take it down and give myself 50 lashes with some mohair yarn.

  88. Rose is wonderful!

  89. Rose is wonderful!

  90. Rose is wonderful!

  91. Sweater Wizard = http://www.software4knitting.com/

    no affiliation, just a happy customer!

    Wendy, I’m so happy to see you mention a product that has truly changed my knitting (for the better!)

    thanks!
    sep

  92. Sweater Wizard = http://www.software4knitting.com/

    no affiliation, just a happy customer!

    Wendy, I’m so happy to see you mention a product that has truly changed my knitting (for the better!)

    thanks!
    sep

  93. Sweater Wizard = http://www.software4knitting.com/

    no affiliation, just a happy customer!

    Wendy, I’m so happy to see you mention a product that has truly changed my knitting (for the better!)

    thanks!
    sep

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