Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day, All.  In a somewhat rare turn of events, I actually spent most of this oh so lovely day outside enjoying my patio.  The kitties got an opportunity to hunt flying bugs and I spent a good few hours listening to the radio and spinning away.

I swear I do actually have plants, they are just  on the other side of the patio.

For whatever reason I have been wanting to do a navajo-ply really, really badly as of late so I went through the stash and decided that this Exhausted braid by Two if By Hand would look good.  The base is MCN which I've never spun (there are a lot of bases I have never spun ^_^) but it is very squishy.

So far it's going pretty slowly, partially because I'm actually a slow spinner and partially because I'm in no particular hurry to try to speed up the spin.

Hope the weather was nice for everyone!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Oh I think I'm going to need a break from the spinning after this done.  I'm participating in Two if By Hand's combo spin and have finally finished spinning and plying all 6.6 oz.  Ended up with a 3-ply, a 2-ply, and a little bit of n-ply.  I think I'm going to avoid BFL for awhile, I am rather pissed at it right now.  Instead I'm going to get new braids of beautiful, squishy, easy Polwarth.

 This means I will have more knitting time....or more studying time, we shall have to see ^_^

 I did finish the shawl in time for my cousin's birthday and have started on a new pair of socks for my Mom.  The kitties are voting for TV watching or internet surfing.  Hard to pet them while spinning

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

 Ugggggg colds suck.  Though I have found a cold medicine that appears to be working pretty well, of course now all I want to do is go to sleep.  But despite this I did manage to have a lot of fun at the DFW Fiberfest.  I like to get a variety of designers work when I'm at these things (I am a veteran convention going) so I picked up some Alisha Goes Round, Madeline Tosh, and Sweet Georgia yarns and some Two if By Hand and Gritty Knits fiber.  I was doing pretty good about staying in budget until I saw the set of Dreamz Sock DPs.  I am already making use of them and I gotta say, I love um ^_^.  Now back to trying not to fall asleep while doing elevations.