Club, Spinning

March 2017 Fibre Club // Sleepyhead

When I first picked up club and read Felicia’s story, I couldn’t help but nod along. My girls are now 5 & 7 and there are still days where I long for the sweet sleepy newborn stage. The colours chosen this month truly reflect that dream like stage of life!

I quickly decided that I wanted to spin for socks this month, as SW Targhee is such a soft and sproingy fibre! I also decided that I would spin it as a gradient, so I quickly split the braid into different colour sections and piled them all up.

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2017

After I’d split the braid into colours, I carded up each of the piles into little bumps, so that the colours were more blended together.

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2017

I then took each bump and split it in two. I usually knit my socks toe up, two at a time, and since I wanted them to “match” I needed to colour sequence to match from each end!

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2017

I spun my singles at a ratio of 10:1 and plyed at a ratio of 8:1. I was working on my “new to me” Lendrum and I couldn’t help but feel a little nostalgic. When I first learned to spin, just over three years ago, the wheel that I learned on was a Lendrum. I kept thinking about how far I’d come since that time, when I could barely get anything finer than a bulky yarn!

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2017

I now have 425 yards of soft, squishy yarn that I can’t wait to cast on!

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2017

Have you dived into March club yet? How did you decide to spin it? Please share over on the Ravelry group or on Instagram and tag your projects #sgyclub and #sweetgeorgiayarns.

Until next month – happy spinning! ~Katrina


About Katrina

Katrina, a professional photographer by trade, has had an obsession with fibre all her life. She learned to knit and crochet as a child, but her passion was truly ignited when she learned to spin in 2014. She loves the thought that every individual who looks at a braid of fibre or runs their fingers over a skein of yarn will create their own unique functional piece of art. Something to be enjoyed for years to come. You can find her on Instagram as @craftyjaks or on Ravelry as CraftyJAKs.

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