26 May 2008 - 11:36Spin crazy
Its a 3 day weekend. Yay!!
My spinning wheel arrived last Monday. Its so beautiful and spins so well. I’m seriously in love. I’ve been spinning like crazy all weekend. I finished 4oz of Corriedale in the colorway Burning Embers from Spunky Eclectic. Its still drying, so I don’t have pictures yet. I think its mostly dry, but I’m going to leave it laying out for a little while longer. It came out to be about worsted weight, which is about what I was going for. Its really squishy and soft. So soft in fact, that earlier I found one of my cats curled up on it. She must have really liked it, because she was not going to budge when I tried to make her move. I had to pick her up and move her myself (she was not happy with me for that). I’ve already started on my next fiber, and I’m nearly done with it, all I have left to do is ply. It’s my April Spunky Club installment, 4oz of Wennsleydale in The Perfect Storm colorway. I tried to spin it finer but I’m still experimenting, so I’m not really sure what weight it will be. The Wennsleydale is really hairy and tough feeling. I’m thinking of either some socks (if it’s fine enough and I have a lot of yards (probably not)) or some mitts/mittens. Might make a good hat though….
I’m working on my Charade socks and my Tangled Yoke Cardigan. I love the Charade socks. I think it will be a pattern that I can knit and reknit. I honestly haven’t gotten very far with my cardigan mostly because I’m obsessed with my socks. And, when I’m not working on my socks, I’m spinning on my new wheel. I think I’ve only done a couple of repeats of the garter rib on the bottom of the cardigan, it’s probably not even an inch long. It will get there someday.
I’m hoping to have pictures of everything soon. I know, a blog post without pictures sucks.