Saturday, February 13, 2010

Spin, Study, Knit

It's been almost a week. Between work and classes, I hardly got any knitting or spinning done, except what I manage on the train. Here is a picture of my Bridgewater shawl. It's the huge garter stitch square in the middle. Almost halfway there, have to keep going -- it'll be pretty when it's done. The alpaca silk yarn is so smooth and soft and airy, and it has a bit of a sheen to it.

I also bought another spindle. Saw the Chinese dragon, couldn't resist. It's from Yorkieslave on etsy, and I love it. Such lovely detail, and such a smooth spin. The batt came with it, and I can't wait to get spinning -- it's cute and little and glittery.


If you're wondering what happened to my zombie yarn... well, this is about half of it. Yes, the white bits actually glow in the dark. How cool is that?


As you can see, it's pretty thick-and-thin. It's the darndest thing... I used to have to work so hard to get even yarn. Now? When I don't pay attention, it turns out all thin and even, which is not a good thing in yarn inspired by the brain-eating hordes. Making art yarn takes a lot more work and thought than regular yarn. But it's fun.

9 comments:

Julies knitting corner said...

You have done really well with your shawl, it dose look lovely and soft. That new spindle looks good too. Have a lovely day. best wishes Julie.C

pyewacketsid said...

Glow in the dark yarn -- get out! That is way cool. That dragon is really beautiful, too.

Bonnie said...

Bridgewater is in my lace queue - I really have to make it! Yours is a lovely color.

Happy Valentine's Day to you and Mr. Batty!

fleegle said...

I want some Zombie yarn.

---Harry

Bezzie said...

Oh my god that Dragon Spindle is beautiful!!!

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

The dragon spindle is gorgeous! I'm waiting 'til Stitches West to find my second spindle, but if I don't find one, I'll definitely check out that esty seller.

Love how fun your zombie yarn looks.

Julies knitting corner said...

Hi If you get chance I am having a giveaway over at my blog, your very welcome too enter. Julie.C

Pam MacKenzie said...

I don't spin, but that spindle is so beautiful, I might be tempted to spin if I had it.

adrienne said...

Very cool! But where does one get glow-in-the-dark spinning fibre? I am intrigued!