Monday, March 17, 2008

SPA yarn and Flat Feet

Can you see Cathy's influence on my SPA yarn purchases?


The furthest left is yarn from Dye Dreams - the first booth we stopped in! There was a beautiful dark blue-teal yarn that Cathy really liked *shock!* so I got it for her as a birthday gift. Then there wasn't another for me, so I picked up this blue and pink one. It's really pretty!

The middle yarn is from The Woolen Rabbit and is called Harmony - the color is Black Velvet. Cathy and I were ogling this yarn for both days of SPA and finally bought it Sunday morning when there were only two skeins left.

And last but not least, some pretty yarn from Pine Woods Yarn. They're in Maine and dye on a wood fired stove, and the colors are all unique. There were some multis and even some blue ones but my goal was to stick with semisolid for the most part, so I went with Cathy's pick of green.

So that's my yarn from SPA, fiber perhaps to come at a later date, or if not then when I spin it for sure!

I also started a pair of socks from my new Flat Feet. The yarn comes knit into a large flat piece with waste yarn down the middle. Each side is about 12" x 15" unstretched.

flat feet

I cut the waste yarn to make two flats so I could knit my socks 2 at once.


Then it was time to start unraveling and cast on!

The curlyness of the yarn was a little annoying during the cast on, but not too bad. While I knit it doesn't bother me at all, but I think this probably has something to do with my knitting style. I knit continental so I don't drop the yarn between stitches and I keep it at a pretty good tension so the part I'm working with is pulled taut and not curly at all. I can imagine if you are dropping the yarn between stitches then the frogged yarn could be really annoying.

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Blogger rita said...

I don't knit Continental (but I will learn) (someday) and the curly unraveled yarn really is annoying. But it's usually worth it.

You've got good taste in yarn!

6:25 AM  
Blogger Nichole D. said...

I love the red yarn! Soooo pretty.

I saw some of the Flat Feet at the LYS while I was out of town- what an odd idea! Kind of cool, though. I'm interested to see how to colors knit up! I'm sure you'll keep us posted. ;)

6:57 AM  
Blogger ~RaenWa~ said...

Love the Black Velvet I just heard about The Flat Feet myself it amazes me that there are so may differeny ways to make the same thing like socks can't wait to see how they come out

9:16 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I love the idea of the flat feet yarn, but I know when you recycle yarn from sweaters you have to wash it and straighten it, because it will throw off your gauge. I wonder if this does the same thing?

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Steph said...

Ooh, such pretty yarn!

2:10 PM  
Blogger cici said...

I just got some flat feet myself... cant wait to try it.

4:18 PM  
Blogger Knitting Bandit said...

I'm feeling confused about all this flat feet stuff. This is the first I've heard of it. It comes already knit up? Hmmm...I must be misunderstanding.

7:34 AM  
Blogger Batty said...

Pretty yarn!

I'm intrigued with Flat Feet. When I knit and frog something, I wash it to get the kinks out. But with this stuff, the kinks are an integral part of the yarn? I want to know how this goes!

7:48 AM  
Blogger Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

I knit continental and this yarn still drove me batty. Never again.

9:27 AM  

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