SPAKAL, stands for Spin & Knit-a-long.
So with my newfound obsession with spinning on my Ashford Kiwi, I decided that it’s time to do a small challenge for myself. In the beginning of this year, knitmoregirls, my favorite podcasters, did a SPAKAL challenge. Basically they invited the listeners to spin enough fiber for a sweater and knit one. It’s been a while since their announcement, so I’m assuming that the “deadline” is over, although the knitmoregirls challenges are rarely strict with the dates… Well, it’s still December and I might be able to knit something by the end of this month. Since this will be my first spinning challenge, I’ll maybe do socks.
I’m thinking about using this Brown Sheep Mill Ends I got from my LYS. Can you believe, now this LYS is the only place I can get spinning fiber from in Orange County? Sad, very sad. Another LYS that had spinning fiber is going out of business. I’m lucky this LYS is only 15 minute drive away.
I think this will make an excellent pair of socks. Very classic colors–a blend of black, brown, and white.
Or, I could do this purple/dark blue superwash merino top I got from Purlescence Yarns during my holiday stay in nor cal.
I’m excited! I’ll do a 3-ply fingering weight. Now, I probably want to knit something from my Ravelry queue…