Do You Want To See Some FOs?

It’s Finished Object Friday, and although house guests followed by painting a room in preparation for having new carpeting being laid has made updating my blog a low priority, I have still been knitting and spinning. But since it’s Friday, and the only FOs I have are handspun yarn, I won’t talk about my knitting today. My reason for ignoring my knitting has nothing to do with the fact that I’m still a little ticked at myself for knitting the second sleeve of Cassidy to within a couple rows of casting off before I realized that I had forgotten to change to the bigger needles after knitting the cuff and having to rip out pretty much an entire sleeve and starting it over from the end of the cuff. No, that’s not the reason I’m not talking about my knitting today. Really. It isn’t. Well, maybe it’s totally the reason. Please don’t judge me. 🙂

Anyway, I finished all the projects from my last spinning update, and I thought you might enjoy seeing how the yarn turned out.

Here’s the totally finished gradient I spun. It’s beautiful in the skein, and I need to find just the perfect project for it.

Polwarth gradient from Spinneretta’s Studio

This is the best chain-plying I have done yet.  The more I chain-ply, the more comfortable I am with the technique and the better the results. I feel almost competent at chain-plying. Almost. 🙂

Then there was the bright orange, red, and yellow Polwarth from BohoKnitterChic that I decided should become a 4-ply yarn.

Fire Truck in a bucket

I also spun up and plied the lovely braid of Merino/Nylon blend from Mustard Seed Yarn Lab into some 3-ply sock yarn.

A 3-ply Merino/Nylon handspun sock yarn

I really need to get cracking on the knitting and finished my current WIP so that I can cast on some of this beautiful handspun.

If you want to see some other beautiful FOs, please visit Tami’s blog.

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13 thoughts on “Do You Want To See Some FOs?

  1. I love your handspun. It looks so professional, squishy and soft … These FOs are truly beautiful. 😀 I’m looking forward to seeing them knit up!

    also – sorry to hear about that sleeve … I can only imagine how frustrating that must be. But you’re gonna get to it! 😀

    Have a lovely weekend.

    • Thanks, Julia. I spent an hour or so on Ravelry last night looking for a pattern for the gradient and I think I may have found the perfect one.

      As for that sleeve, I have it reknitted it through all the increases and all is well so far.

  2. Wow, those look great! Just like “real” yarn, if you know what I mean. And gorgeous, obviously! If I had to pick a favorite … I don’t know that I could, actually.

  3. Wow! There’s my roving all spun up into gorgeous yarn! You are so good at spinning. I’ve just started spinning on a wheel and haven’t mastered it yet, but I’m working on it. I started on a drop spindle and I felt like I had a little more control with that. I can’t wait to see what you make with it!

    • I started on a drop spindle, too. I still enjoy spindling, but I think I’m a wheel-spinner at heart. When you start with fiber that is a lovely as the roving I bought from you, the finished yarn cannot help but be wonderful. I cannot begin to tell you how much I enjoyed spinning that braid. And I know I will enjoy knitting it.

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