ever since the spinout this weekend, the thought of fibers and spindles (and maybe wheels) have been floating through my head. with all the new fiber I was gifted, I decided to quickly finish spinning the merino I was working on so I can try out some of my new goodies. it’s hard to tell, but there’s really some improvement in the second skein compared with my first time around. I’m probably partially lying to myself, but whatever! I’m happy with my little baby skeins (I probably have a total of 50 yards). I still don’t know what I’ll do with this yarn, steph suggested a crazy scarf with all of our handspun…so I better get spinning.
this green silk/merino jumped out of my little fiber stashette last night. it begs to be spun! this blend is so soft and it’s beautifully carded and dyed by marie (I can’t wait till she starts selling her fibers!). pre-drafting has become more intuitive and I think my spinning is even better (if I say so myself). for some reason it’s so much easier to keep everything somewhat even and thin (marie told me it’s the silk that makes it think, I think it’s my spinning powers…you decide). I have no idea why I’m obsessed with spinning thin, maybe that’s how you’re allowed into the spinning club. damnit, I want in!
before you think I totally gave up on my knitting, I did start a little something that I hope I get to finished this weekend.
anna has mentioned the healing powers of lace before, and I have to agree. I started the diamond fanstasy shawl because I needed something to sink into, something that would keep my mind busy. it seems to be working. I just pick it up whenever I feel like and work on a row or two. unfortunately the knitting gods have punished me for not sharing and threw in some silly mistake a few rows back. it’ll be easy to tink back, but umm it’s on time out till then. stupid knitting gods.