Tuesday, January 17, 2012


So after 2 weeks of spinning at least some every day and a 12 hour spinning marathon last weekend I finally have yarn!!!!!!! (I also gave myself an extreme case of spinner's limp too. Monday was fun)

It appears to be a fingering/sport weight so socks are definite option. My one and only problem is that while it is a fun and funky little yarn....it isn't my colors at all ^_^. So this will be getting posted to Facebook to see if it speaks to anyone else.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Oh what ever shall it be!!!! Will it be lace or fingering or dk weight? I was aiming for fingering but to be honest I'll take mostly consistent :). Will it be overspun? More than likely... But it will be yarn that I spun and I am soooooooooooooo excited to find out how it turns out. Which will be sometime tomorrow. I am going to be good and let them rest overnight. But they are pretty, my little babies.

While I have been spinning away (done at least a little every night) I haven't forgotten my knitting. This is some Madelinetosh Merino Light that Jenny claimed while I visiting in Austin. I haven't used this particular yarn before and I've got to say I really like it. Beautiful color and a nice springiness to it. The pattern is Kernel by Bonnie Sennott.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year, All! So far mine is off to a slow but not unpleasant start. Have been playing with the spinning wheel I got for Christmas and for the most part it is going well. I have discovered the joy of underspinning a fine weight which came close to making me scream when it just seemed to come apart on me. But so far I have been mostly doing ok and been able to remind my self that I was frustrated as hell learning the drop spindle and none of my first yarns on that turned out nearly as nice as what I'm getting on the wheel. I think I'm going to go get more roving today :)

The wheel in question is an Ashford Traveler which I have named Frigg. Apparently I have a thing for Norse goddesses. Weirdly enough the cats seem to have no interest at all in her. Sniffed at a bit but that is all. But really, except for cable needles, the cats have little interest in the knitting except that it interferes with petting time. Though Freya (I mentioned the Norse goddess thing, right?) has recently discovered that she is most comfortable draped across my forearms while I knit. This allows her easy access for nipping if it has been to long since I've done any petting and for the most part doesn't prevent me from working on my projects...except cables.

I'll make a post of the Christmas knitting once I get the photos back from my brother but so that this post has at least something visual in it: