Faerie-ly Late

Well, I missed the contest deadline for our Blue Mountain Handcrafts group on Ravelry, but I finally finished my blue batt.    The Knight and I were working on wrapping the yarn on the niddy noddy during the crazy storm that rocked the city, and then, I gave it a nice bath.

It dried overnight, so I snapped photos while the girls had their first trip outside of the morning.

Blue Mountain Scyllia Batt

 This was my first true laceweight yarn.  I spun extremely fine singles and then plied 750 yards or so of them with a blue metallic thread.   THIS  is one yarn I’m keeping for me.  While there’s plenty of room for improvement, I think it’s going to make a lovely shawl of one sort or another.

Not all of the yarn got plied with the metallic thread.  When I ran out of thread, I just navajo plied the remainder. 

 

It turned into a nice, fingering weight yarn.  Pity I only have about 135 yards.  

That’s a close-up of the laceweight.  You can really see all the extra bling from the metallic thread!

So, what are your plans for the weekend for the last weekend in June?

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16 comments on “Faerie-ly Late

  1. Sue says:

    I think we might all be doing a rain dance in the back yard if we don’t get some precip soon. Other than that I’m counting the hours till my four weeks of recovery is over. On Tuesday I see the doc and then I can get to work on some stitching.

    The pups will spend their weekend running in and out, snoozing and begging for snacks, much the same as every other day.

  2. AlisonH says:

    Celebrating our 30th!

  3. Kristyn says:

    That yarn is gorgeous!! I will be celebrating turning 34 this year!

  4. grace says:

    what a wonderful job you did with that yarn!!

    Sitting in the AC with my leg up healing and knitting are my only plans for the weekend!!!

  5. Anita says:

    That yarn is incredible! And the yardage!!! I’m spinning my purple batt now. I can get a much thinner single with batts than I can with roving. I think it’s because the fibers are fluffed up more & draft easier….

    My goal for the weekend is to do as little work as possible. 🙂

  6. Walden says:

    Beautiful, Chan! You may not have finished in time for the contest, but I think it was definitely worth the wait.

  7. Amy says:

    That really turned out lovely. I never thought of plying with thread – that is very cool!

  8. gMarie says:

    I’m pretty sure you won with that yarn! I love it, it’s fantastic. My weekend plans – sewing up a happy birthday for a dear, dear friend. g

  9. Kathy says:

    Oh so very pretty. You deserve to make something nice for yourself.

    Last weekend of June? It’s the last weekend? Oh my gosh….I have no idea where the month disappeared. Looks like we’re spending it in the pool and in front of the fan 😦

  10. Terrie says:

    Beautiful yarn!! I’m sure you can make a lovely little shawl or scarf with it 🙂

    I was hoping to get a good amount of knitting done this weekend, but, instead I’ve been running a lot of errands. I did re-watch ‘Twilight’ and ‘New Moon’ with friends in preparation for ‘Eclipse’ on Tuesday 🙂

  11. Marjie says:

    That’s a pretty blue! i notice you have a bicentennial quarter for your size comparison. Thought I was the only one with one of those just hanging around.

  12. Bubblesknits says:

    That handspun turned out gorgeous!!! I can’t believe how thin you got it!

  13. Blond Duck says:

    That’s a really pretty blue!

  14. Barbara says:

    That is really lovely, Chan!

  15. Nichole says:

    Beauteous!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.

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