Saturday, October 10, 2009

Spinning a Baktus

I bought this beautiful superwash merino rove called Mocha Java from Fiber Optic on etsy.



And I managed to spin it into this yarn. Which wasn't too bad, a bit thick and thin and more barber poled than I wanted. But it's yarn and I can knit with it. But there wasn't enough to make anything really big. So I searched and searched Ravelry and I found the perfect pattern.




Baktus. It uses any amount of yarn. You just increase until you've used half your yarn and then you decrease. Perfect for handspun of an undetermined amount.





There's a lacy version, too. You should go look at Mary's.

8 comments:

Alexandra said...

Beautiful yarn and beautiful scarf! I love the colors.

Not ready for handspun said...

That roving looked irresistible, and the yarn is just as pretty! It's great that you're supporting Etsy retailers.

Sara said...

What a lovely project!

Iron Needles said...

Isn't it a kick to spin up some yarn and then knit up a project to use from the yarn. It makes me feel all...pioneer-y!

RaNaeLuvsEwes said...

Hi Susan I think that if I keep hanging aorund great spinners like you some day it will rub off and I'll get my first wheel- that's a long way off though love the roving the yarn and the batkus very cute it will look great around your neck with a great pin.
RaNae

Mary said...

Your Baktus is beautiful! What wonderful colors.

Henya said...

I LOVE your yarn, and this is perfect shawl for the weather.

kadezmom said...

Great spin job Susan!

I can totally believe it with the walnut and the tail light. I bet you miss it not one little bit.

Can you believe a few years ago, somebody came by and offered to buy a few so they could grow a few bw trees from nut up. INSANE