Not the best yarn ever, ever. But the best yarn I’ve spun so far. Lookie here:
This is 4 ounces of what I think is Cormo (doh! forgot what it was) that I’ve spun and plied — it’s approximately sportweight. It’s my best, most even spinning to date.
Though I am very pleased with the blue Coopworth I did last week.
There’s approximately 8 ounces of that. Amie asked where I bought the Coopworth. I got it on eBay, from a seller called “jehovahjirehfarm.” They’ve got some very pretty dyed Coopworth roving.
For all your kind comments and notes last week. I think I’m going to live. I’ve still got a cough and congestion and feel crappy, but not nearly as crappy as I did last week.
Nurse Lucy, I discovered doesn’t have much of a bedside manner. She obviously didn’t want to catch my cold:
She’s on top of the wall unit in the living room.
Just kidding about the bedside manner. She slept snuggled up with me, purring happily.
I did haul my sorry butt into work on Friday. I hate being sick and hate taking sick days. I am in denial about being sick. The last time I called in sick was in 2001.
What to Do With Two Skeins of Koigu
And thank-you to everyone who entered the Koigu contest. I compiled my favorites among your responses and have posted them here. I’ll link to that page from my main knitting page, eventually.
And I chose a winner at random: Bonney in NH, who was one of several people who suggested the Caryl Kerchief. Bonney will receive as a prize three skeins of Debblie Bliss Alpaca Silk. Ought to be enough for a hat or a scarf. And if you don’t mind Bonney, I’ll mail it next week, (hopefully) after the frenzy of holiday shipping has died down.
Critter Knitters Challenge 2005
Katy has just started a new charity project — Critter Knitters Challenge 2005. For every knit or crocheted pet blanket donated between now and January 31st, 2005, she willl donate $1 toward funding a school art project of her choice, up to a maximum of $500.
The Yahoo group page for it is here.
So if you’d like to help out, head on over!
Knitbloggers Knitting Basket Project
We are still receiving donations for this project (details and donate button in the sidebar). Deb and I would like to once again thank everyone who has donated so far. An encourage anyone who is thinking about donating to jump on board!