Last night the KOARC, Lucy, and I decorated a tree.
Lucy got to pick what to put on top of the tree.
For maximum festiveness, I put a little tree in the dining room as well.
So as you can see, many seasonal hijinks took place last night. Still, there was time for knitting.
I started knitting the first sock from the Holly Spring Sock yarn. This yarn is quite interesting — it has a spongy, squishy feel. It feels more like 100% wool than the wool/nylon blend that it is. I had planned on doing a patterned sock but got mesmerized with the knitting and just kept going plain past the toe. I may do something patterned on the leg, though.
And I finished the Mountain Stream Scarf last night. Here it is, unblocked.
Cat included for scale. I blocked it this afternoon.
Cat included for scale.
And I cast on for my next project this afternoon.
Can you guess what it is? It’s being knit with yarn from my stash.
Knit From Your Stash 2007
I see a lot of you have embraced this project and made it your own. Great! As I said before, use the rules that work for you, add or delete things, and feel free to download and use my button. I’ve glimpsed other buttons out there in blogland that are nicer than mine, so I may lift someone else’s button to use at some point. Feel free to link to my rules page, or to copy the rules onto your own page, modified or not.
I don’t plan to start another blog in conjunction with this. Those of you who are planning to knit from your stashes can report progress on your blogs. If you are blogless, please feel free to report in my comments.
A question from the comments: Will I post a photo of my stash? No. It’s not nicely contained in one place, so it’s not at its most photogenic.
A Spinning Question
How are you creating the lovely stripes in the magic socks and the forest shawl? Are you navajo plying? Are you splitting the roving in 1/2 and spinning 2 bobbins in the same order and making a 2 ply?
How am I creating the stripes? Dumb luck.
I am not navajo plying — this is simple 2-ply. For the yarn for the Forest Canopy Shawl, I divided the roving in half, one half for each ply. Then I took one half and split it into strips lengthwise and spun them in order. Same thing with the second half.
For the sock yarn, I divided the roving in half again, but I did not split it lengthwise because it was quite narrow to begin with (and incidentally was beautifully prepared — drafted like a dream). I broke each half into manageable lengths and spun them pretty much in order.
I did a bit more spinning over the weekend — but I’ll talk about that tomorrow.
We’ve made some great progess on the Heifer Project over the weekend. Don’t forget that the next weekly drawing is Tuesday — some great prizes to be had!