The Grape Arbor Shawl was draped over my office chair just long enough to be photographed. I only brought it to work long enough to photograph it in natural light, then it went back in a bag, and back home.
It’s not that I don’t trust my coworkers . . .
Okay. what am I up to now? Not a whole lot.
I did start knitting a scarf, using a simple eyelet pattern, from my handspun “Autumn Afternoon” mohair. I’m really liking it so far! This was my commuter knitting today, and I got a fair bit done.
And a close-up, sans kitty head:
I’ve also got a good part of the back of the sweater I started from my handspun Corriedale, though I’ve not worked on it since Sunday. I really ought to get back to it and make some progress. It’s a fast knit.
That is, if I actually knit on it.
But to be honest, what I’m really yearning towards is more lace. It’s been several years since my last “lace period” so I guess I’m due. Hmmmmmmm, shall I go with a pattern or shall I design my own? How lazy am I feeling?
Clearly, I need to give this dilemma some thought.
But at least Lucy seems to approve of my WIPs.
Some Questions From the Comments
Julia asked where I buy my fiber. The answer is: almost exclusively online, and most of the time from eBay sellers.
Sally asked whether the edging on my shawl was knitted on or knitted separately and sewn on. Sally, your guess was correct — it is knitted on.
Laura asked me if I ever use a drop spindle, now that I’ve moved to wheel spinning. The answer is . . . uh . . . no. My spindles have not been used since I got my wheels. Well, except for the teaching-Kristine-to-spin incident at the end of December.
And Timothy asked:
Btw, will you keep your hair to spin into human hair yarn?
The answer is:
Which leads me to a question for you spinners: what is the most unusual thing you have ever spun? Intentionally, that is.
Hey, lets make this a contest. Send your answers to my Official Contest Email Address by 4:00pm EST, Friday, January 28, 2005. The person whose answer is deemed by moi to be the weirdest, most bizarre, and/or most creative, will win a fabulous prize.
Please, only one entry per person.