Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Progressive Smoke Ring

You can see the successive stages of this roving. I'm calling it the 'Pansy Smoke Ring'. The roving is hand dyed falkand wool roving. I had never used this sheep's wool before, and I was thinking all along: socks. But the wool is way too soft for that as I found out.

The idea was to spin in long color sections for socks so that the purple would be at the toe and the top ribbing with the colors in between. The idea is good, but since it was so soft, it became a soft lacey cowl.

And I have to say that I am blown away by this lovely thing. I liked the colors in the roving very much, and didn't like them in the skein, so was trying to figure out what to do with the yarn. I had a little more than 2oo yds. And just started knitting rather than thinking. I love it!


Monika said...

I think it's gorgeous! Turned out very well!

Suzy said...

WOW... Cindy... the colors are scrumptious! I LOVE what you are doing with it! Can't wait to see it finished.

Suzy said...

WHOOPS... just looked on your projects page and you ARE finished already! SPECTACULAR! I almost like this idea better than a scarf and the lacey design is elegant.

stringplay said...

Lovely how the whole project evolved. Very nice looking smoke ring.