This is a pale brown roving from a Bond sheep, which is described as a cross of Merino and Lincoln and it is from a hogget fleece. Purchased off eBay. Gotta love those hogget fleeces!
True, I just like saying “hogget,” but this is incredibly soft stuff. I’ve started spinning it.
I’ve only got 4 ounces of it, but that’s enough for a hat or something.
No update photo because I’ve made just a wee bit o’ progress.
Truth is, due to circumstances beyond my control, I’ve not done much knitting this week. But thanks for all your extremely nice comments about Rose over the past few days. I’m quite liking her myself!
How do you keep your yarn from getting twisted while doing your colorwork? I was taught that you always brought your contrasting color up and under the color on the needles. This results in a tangle of yarn as the row progresses, but unravels during the next row—if this were a perfect world. My colors seem to tangle midway thru the row.
I knit colorwork with both colors in my left hand. While I knit Rose, I keep the cream color on top, and the black on the bottom. I keep the black looped around my left index finger, and I pick up the cream when I need it. Sounds awkward, doesn’t it? But it works for me.
I am doing no weaving on Rose. In the main body pattern, the longest stretch of one color is 5 stitches (and the happens on only one row of the pattern repeat). So there really isn’t any need to strand anyway. Because I keep my colors straight and never twist them, they don’t ever get tangled.
Here’s a pic of the inside of Rose.
There are some longer stretches on the border pattern, but I still didn’t weave.
In the “Just Because” Department
Here’s proof that I don’t drive very much: a photo of my car’s odometer last Saturday:
I bought this car in February 2004 — almost two years ago.
And Sandy, I’m still looking up:
In the “What’s This?” Department
Question: What is this?
Answer: An extreme close-up of Herself!