It is rather strange to have your routine changed, especially since it’s been just about the same for the last five years, but I suppose having ones routine messed with once in a while isn’t that bad. With that being said, I’m so happy that this is the last week my hubby will be working evenings!
I finished the second sleeve to my Aidez and have casted on the back of the pattern. So far I’ve knitted the ribbing and now I’m getting ready to start the cable pattern. I haven’t made as much progress as I had hoped but that’s alright as it’s still too warm for me to wear it here in Phoenix.
I have made progress on my spinning though, which makes me very happy!
Last weekend I shared this photo …
And today I’m sharing this photo …
I’ve also had a chance to finally sit down an watch Spinning Dyed Fibers by Felcia Lo. This class has been very enjoyable and I’ve learned quite a bit. One thing I’m looking forward to is the section on Andean and Navajo plying. I’m really excited about learning Navajo plying and hope that I can finally understand how use this method in my spinning.
As you can see in my bobbins above, I spun the bobbin on the right a bit different from the one on the left. I learned how to do fractal spinning and found this technique to be quite an interesting experience. I really love the length of the color in the bobbin on the right an as you notice, there’s less of a barber pole effect as in the bobbin on the left. It will be interesting to see how these two will look once I start my plying, which will happen over the next few days.
There are two articles regarding this method of spinning, The Fractal Stripe by Janel Laidman found in the Summer 2007 issue of Spin Off magazine and Fractal Spinning by Alex Tinsley found in Issue 38 of Knitty Winter 2011. This method seems to be very popular among spinners and it creates a fantastic coloring in knitted items.
So as a spinner, have you tried fractal spinning?