spin-dye-knit-a-scarf - blocking
spin-dye-knit-a-scarf blocking


Finished: 2/25/06
Pattern: my own
Yarn: handspun 2-ply 100% cashmere, 2 oz
Needles: #8 circulars
Notes: This is my 2006 Knitting Olympics project, taken from fluff to scarf. I got my wheel and dyes in the first week of February and since then, have way more interest in spinning and dyeing than in knitting. This is my first time spinning cashmere, the 5th thing I've spun on the wheel, my first intention dyeing (where I'm trying to get particular results), first time dyeing handspun, and second time knitting with it. Each stage was challenging for one reason or another, but not so time intensive that it wasn't do-able. Which made it an ideal KO project. It was still very difficult to maintain project monogamy, however. Staying focused was tough. Now that it's done, I look at it not so much as a wearable finished object, but as a completed project and challenge. And I'm very ready to move on to the next thing!