Friday, June 01, 2007

As rare as a day in June....

"And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days..." -- James Russell Lowell

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:

Corriedale Wool/Silk Blend 2-ply
Spun from a carded roving
Dyed with indigo, osage and madder
2.75 oz, 230 yards, about 12 wpi
I still have another 4 oz or so to spin up. This spun so easily, thanks to the corriedale. After all the merino top I've been spinning, it's nice to spin something a little less fussy. I experimented a bit with the long draw on this, but mostly used a short backward draw. It's definitely a woolen, nice and fuzzy and light.
The World's Slowest Growing Sweater, the Bamboo Lace T has gained a few repeats:

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.


Batty said...

The yarn looks beautiful! So soft and squishy, and sort of chocolate-dipped, in a good way.

Lace pattern can be surprisingly hard to memorize, though I think it'll start growing faster soon. I know it takes me a while to get the repeat down too.

Tofutsies. I have some of that somewhere, in the same color. I really like the way the ribbing is coming out, the texture and color of the yarn are combining well with the pattern.

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

You don't need to rib the top of the foot, as I prefer it plain. Batty, I'm not sure when chocolate-dipped could be in a bad way. LOL.

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Days in June are not as rare as blogposts by The Reluctant Blogger.