Spinning Challenge for 2007
Next week is shearing week and I promise that pictures of rabbits will be forthcoming, but before that...
Next year's knitting retreats will feature a Countrywool original circular and seamless Faroe sweater design, (which is in process). The hat above will in all likelihood be the pattern for the child's version.
Here is info on the Cape Ann Faroe Sweater Knitting Retreat in March 2007
. (There will be another one in November 2007 at Round Top, NY. Details will emerge early next year).
Faroe sweaters have traditionally been worked in natural sheep colors. So the challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to spin enough yarn for said sweater, in 3 natural colors, to total 2+ pounds (depending on size desired). I suggest mainly wool for its durability, but you may add any other natural fiber to the wool base to make it uniquely your own. You will have plenty of time to get your yarn spun if you start now. I am working up a Yarn Spec Sheet, with a sample of the size to spin for, which you may request by e-mailing me from the link at: Countrywool
If enough of you request it, I will hold a Saturday workshop in late July all about Spinning To Size.
Those attending any Faroe Sweater Weekend Knitting Retreat next year, who bring all handspun, natural colored yarn for their sweater project, will receive a $50 gift certificate good at Countrywool to spend or gift away.
Posted by countrywool
at 2:45 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 4 May 2006 2:50 PM EDT