Spinning is progressing quite nicely! After spending loads of time on it on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday:
I finished filling the three bobbins. This beauty joined the first two.
Then I plyed them together until one ran out, got over 700 yards of thin yarn, lace or a light fingering. I’ll know better when it dries.
That yarn is now drying off from it’s bath, and I will commence filling singles bobbins again. I should be able to fit all the remaining fiber on the bobbins now.
I will be so excited when it all has gone from this:
There are so many pretty color combinations in here. Of course, it came out thinner than I intended, so it might not get paired with that lovely yarn that is in the first photo, but I am OK with that. I should have plenty of yardage to do something with it. 🙂
Friday I did most of what was on my list, and ALSO stopped at our local bookstore on a whim. I saw the sign that they were having a Cabin Fever Reliever sale, that was all the encouragement I needed to stop in and pick this up:
I read it cover to cover and then did the whole photo/body shape thing she recommends, updated my measurements, swatched the yarn I want to use and dug into rewriting a basic cardigan pattern to include shaping that matches my body – novel concept!
The yarn is some Briggs and Little Heritage in Gray Heather. I have had it for MANY years, but was pleased to learn they still make it. I might order some more if this sweater works out well. I have loads of this color, and one skein each of a light and a medium gray. I decided not to do colorwork on this sweater, but I still want to at some point. So I might order a dark gray for future use. This sweater will be just this one color, which in fact is several colors, there is loads of green and gray in the skein. I love how the fabric softened up with the first washing, it is becoming quite soft, which you would not guess from the raw swatch.
So, pattern rewrite complete, yarn swatched and (mostly) dry, I cast on the sweater. It will be a while before there is anything to share, but it will happen, I promise. 🙂
Sock knitting continues to happen, I missed my goal to finish the blue socks in February, because I let spinning have my attention, but I will finish the socks before the weekend, and then cast on the next ones – out of my own handspun! I am looking forward to seeing how it goes.
Last thing to share from the weekend – the finished Soli deo Gloria shawl. I took it with me to Whorls and Purls, and Debbie nicely took some photos of it and me for me.
I am loving it and will get loads of use out of it. And isn’t her gradient yarn gorgeous?
Loads of finishes this week, don’t get used to it, these things have been in progress for a long time. 🙂