Future Projects

I’ve got some very nice, Indie dyed yarn in my stash and I need to make up my mind what to do with some of it. The three skeins on the bottom right in the photo would make a gorgeous shawl. The five skeins on the top might make a nice sweater if I can decide how to combine them. I’d like to use the three skeins on the left for matching socks, scarf and hat.

I’m going to wind this into two balls for another pair of socks. This is Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn and is super soft and machine washable. I’ll weigh the ball of yarn and then start rewinding it, weighing it again as I’m winding off of it to make sure I’ve got as close to equal weight for both halves.

This skein is already wound, well…rewound. This is Fishknit’s sock yarn. I frogged a shawl using this green and an oatmeal in the same yarn. I intended to knit another Ludlow but the yarn blended too much instead of giving a nice contrast so I decided I’d like a pair of socks in a green semi-solid. I’ll decide on a textured pattern for both of these yarns.

There is a lot more yarn in the bottom of that plastic bin and another bin the same size with mostly solids in Cascade Heritage sock yarn to choose from. Sock yarn is my favorite weight for this part of Texas. I don’t wear much in the way of heavy knits even in winter.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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