Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
And it's a dream to spin! Smooth, even, sproingy. It practically spun itself and this is the result:
And now for something completely different:
Recycled Denim and Soda Bottles. Bad Amy sent me this last fall. The fiber feels like dryer lint and it's a bit tricky to spin. It sticks, sticks, sticks, and then pulls apart. I went for yards with a nice even singles and then yards of thick-and-thin Slub City. The texture is definitely cottony. I think I need more cotton-spinning experience to find out if it's just me. I am planning on buying a packet of RIT dye and dyeing this. It'll make a small discloth, I think.
Gratuitous Kitty Pic!
Ain't Nellie ladylike?
Cashmere/Tussah Silk blend! Oh my god. Beautiful, shiny, SOFT. If only that touch-o-vision had been invented! This is literally the softest thing I've ever touched. I had to put it away because I spent a good half-hour petting it, rubbing it against my face, encouraging family members to do the same. I eagerly await having a free bobbin to start spinning this up.
I also got a cd with songs about Illinois on it, so that gives me a nice clue. I plan on listening to it on my way to work today, in oh, five minutes or so!
Thank you so much, pal! You really hit the Wow Meter on this "little" package! I'm on Cloud 9 (and it's not as soft as that cashmere/tussah)!
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Yep, a real DIY kind of day!
This small sample yielded three little rovings and some waste. I can't spin it up for the final step yet because I have to wait for my bobbin to dry. Because the other thing I did today was paint my wheel:
Friday, June 01, 2007
That's what my blogposts have become. Although what did James Russell Lowell mean, anyway? June days account for roughly one twelfth of all days when you think about it. Now if you want to talk rare days, well, how about Leap Day? June day, well you get 30 of them a year. But I digress. On to the post:
Here's some of this Corriedale/silk spun up:
I decided to incorporate some waist shaping and have been learning a lot about decreasing and lace. I finally have the pattern memorized and can figure out where I am and what row I'm on by sight. Hopefully that means this will start going faster.
I needed a mindless knitting project so I cast on a new pair of Tofutsies socks:
I'm just doing a standard K2P2 rib for the cuff, and a short row heel and toe. I might carry the rib down the top of the sock.
Oh, and I've become enthralled with LOLcatz. I even made one and submitted it to I Can Has Cheezburger? It amuses me.