Aug 10, 2009

a little progress

I've never been able to stick to just one project at a time. I've been playing with the rovings bag, knitting little here and a little there. I've also been spinning on two sets of batts, and I've got a crochet project in the works, too. Project ho, here. And, I've been reading. I'm in the middle of the second volume of the Septimus Heap series, Flyte. I know, it's a kid's book, but it's also a LOT of fun. And I like fun with no strings attached. A kid's book - just what I need for these gray, damp and fungusy, dreary winter days!

So here are some photos of the experiment of knitting with roving, so far (and a little peek at Flyte.) I like it, but I need to devote a little more time to it. This is how it's going so far:

The mermaid roving.

7 comments:

Harpa J said...

It looks beautiful. This might be a little like knitting with single Plötulopi (Icelandic unspun). A little fragile but entirely doable and very pleasant.

Rani said...

Thanks for that photo. I was so curious to see what knitted roving looks like (it looks a lot like what my spinning will look like - which started as a total mess but is S.L.O.W.L.Y. becoming more consistent. SLOWLY.)

I think I'm supposed to wash it? I'm going to have to do some more research.

Margaret Cloud said...

I know not one thing about knitting, I have two left hands when it comes to trying and yes I have tried. Thank you for coming by, have a nice week.

Queenmothermamaw said...

I can't get over how beautiful the colors are. I have not done any work with yarn for several years and am not up on the neat colors.Sounds like me with all those projects roaming around in my head. I have lost my cool, calm existence since staring to blog. Too many challenges out there.
QMM

Pondside said...

I missed that series - and I guess my children did too.
The knitting -looks like fun!

Kim said...

I am glad to know I am not alone in liking some kids books. My favorite series is the Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper. I love to knit or weave or whatever with it on my cd player. I also have knit with roving but found it didn't hold up so well. Maybe it wasn't well knit, and yours will be fine... let us know as time goes by.

knittingdragonflies said...

I think that knitting with roving is beautiful so soft and fairy like.
Vicki