Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Tuesday, June 15, 2004
I can't believe I haven't blogged about this yet.
This is a most exciting happening.
My family is sick of hearing about it.
You see Mandy over at Yarnageddon is an amazing artist. Check out her archive too. There are amazing portraits in there. I cannot tell you how beautiful I think her art is. Mandy is super talented.
Have I said Mandy enough for you to get that Mandy red is yarn made for Mandy?
I still can't believe that for a bit of yarn I'm going to have a fabu painting of my very own!
Questions: I've been answering them via email but there are a few that may interest more people.
My rovings are dyed in pans and heat set in the oven. There is a link on my sidebar showing how I do it.
How much wool will do a sweater?
Most say to spin up 2 lbs for a full average sweater.
That's the easy answer. The hard part is that it all varies on the weight(how thick) you are spinning, How many plies, Are you knitting cables (you'll need more) Are you knitting lace (you may use less) and what size sweater are you knitting.
I know there are some amazing spinners out there that may come across this and let me know if they have a good gauge. I just know what I need for myself (1.5 to 2 lbs) and my daughter (10-14 ounces). That 7.5 lb fleece I got will all be spun up (what's usable anyway) and the first sweater will be for Husbeast so once that is done I'll have an idea of what it takes for him.
You could always take a sweater that you've already made out of wool that is roughly the shape and style that you want and weigh that or weigh the yarn you have to make a sweater. Add a few ounces for waste and just to be sure you have enough.