Because my Ingrid sweater is almost completed, I felt justified in starting a new project. And what a fun one it is.
At the Knitter’s Review Retreat, I bought an assortment of lovely yarns from the very talented Jen of Spirit-Trail, all in the same colorway. I bought merino wool, mohair, silk chenille, and a wool/mohair/silk boucle. And I also have some matching silk cap that I’m spinning (mentioned in yesterday’s blog entry).
These yarns are on their way to becoming a shawl.
I’m knitting in stripes. A stripe of merino, then one of mohair and silk chenille held together, then one of the boucle. Repeat until it is deemed big enough. And I’ll use my handspun silk at the bottom for an edging.
The pattern is L-B’s own made-up “shawl formula.” Yarnovers at the center and at each end of right side rounds. Easy as pie to execute. (Please remember to say “pie” the way Eric Cartman does: “pahhhhhhhhh.”)
Comfort knitting at its best!
Spinning Comments and Questions
First off Vanessa had to point out the following:
If you go to ms$w next year you can play on a golding wheel. they are hands down drop dead gorgeous. and spin like buttah.
I so did not need to hear that . . .
Another Wendy asked:
I’m very intrigued by the spinning–any chance that you’d web-cam your spinning? I still don’t understand how it works.
There are some sites on the web that have video of spinning, which would probably be far more useful to you than seeing me (a spinner for less than two weeks) demonstrate it. Besides, I don’t have a web-cam.
The Joy of Handspinning website has some drop spindle video here.
Have you spun llama?
No I haven’t . . . yet . . .
And Claudia’s comment made me laugh:
What are the Vegas odds as to what month Wendy buys a wheel? My money is on December.
Heh. I don’t have the definitive answer for that one myself.
Here’s another photo of Sonia, one that better illustrates that the whorl is a sunflower.
Heidi, no, I’m not getting my hair cut anytime on the forseeable future. I just cleaned up my blog page a bit, removing some stuff from the sidebar.
When I got home from work today, Lucy was playing with her handspun mouse, clearly all hopped up on catnip.