Friday, June 26, 2009

Feather & Fan Scarf

This is a beautiful and ever popular feather and fan stitch pattern from Scarf Style book. The original name is Misty Garden but I like to call it Feather and Fan Scarf. It is knitted from my own hand dyed and hand spun yarn Cotton Candy. I used 5 mm knitting needle for this project. My scarf is a little bit shorter because I only had 223 metres.

The roving before spinning :

Spun to this :

And the finished scarf:
Feather & Fan Scarf

Feather & Fan Scarf

I just love to watch how the colours changes as I was knitting along. Every row is a different colour. It was fun to knit and I couldn't wait to finish it. I am pleased that it turn out well. What do you think?

Monday, June 22, 2009

New love ....Majacraft Suzie Professional

Yes, I got myself a Majacraft Suzie Professional wheel last Friday. I ordered my wheel from on 2nd May 2009. That's long time ago? You are right, that is how long I have to wait to get my wheel. I was waiting and waiting everyday for the postman...I think my neck grew longer too! :P
Here it is :

Suzie Pro

She is a beauty!
I also bought an Ashford Competition lazy kate for plying :

Ashford Competition Lazy Kate

These are the slivers that I got from EGMTK too! :

Merino/Silk Sliver Saffron
Moroccan Nights Merino Top
Mulled Wine Merino Top
Seraphin Merino Top

It is such a joy to spin with Suzie Pro. It spins quietly and smoothly. This is my first handspun with Suzie Pro :
2 ply Cotton Candy

It is my hand dyed Cotton Candy that I plied 2 ply. The yarn is 107 gms BFL measuring 223 metres fingering weight. The second handspun is my hand dyed Forest. I tried Navajo plying with this Merino roving and I got 253 metres from 140 gms. I love the yarn spun using this method because it is so round and strong.

Navajo plying Forest

Last but not least...I want to thank my dear friends Elaine, Aw and Mei for helping me to make this tough but worthy decision to buy my wheel. Thank you, thank you, thank you! :)


Believe it or not ....this is my first pair of socks. I wanted to knit a pair of socks for my husband's birthday. So, when I saw this beautiful pattern from Yarnissima, I knew I have to knit it. I like this pattern because it is knitted toe up and I can knit it as long as I want without wasting too much yarn. I used one ball of Plymouth Sockotta yarn. The yarn is a mixture of cotton, superwash wool and nylon. I guess it turn out fine fit! :)