Last weekend was lost to the couch, and this week is not a whole lot better – work and home, a bit of spinning or knitting and then early to bed.
But this weekend promises to be better!
Tomorrow I will go to Whorls and Purls, first time in a few weeks. I can’t wait to see the ladies! Lots has happened to us all, and we need to catch up.
Sunday, some of those same ladies and I are going to Maine Fiber Frolic. I was feeling badly about this on a few levels – not really having spare money… not spending the time at home with A. I was thinking of skipping W and P this week, but A said I should go to both things. It seems that she remembered that I asked for the bookcases in the loft to be finished for my birthday. She is running short on time, and thinks it would be good to have me out of the house two days in a row.
To the point that she even came up with a modest budget for me for the Frolic.
You don’t need to tell me twice!
This week I worked on the handspun sweater and have at last gotten back to where I was before I ripped it all out. The sleeves are essentially done, though I saved the actual finishing of them until I can try it all on and see how long I really want them. I think longer than the pattern calls for. So now I am working on the body, and I figure though it will be pretty easy, it is a lot of stockinette, and it will take a while to finish.
I also worked a bit at a few meetings on the sock I started at Niece C the younger’s graduation – I like how it is coming out, though I was thinking it would be striped… my feet are too wide, and so stripes turn into spirals.
Especially if I keep stopping to spin! I spun this Romney up this week – in just a couple of hours! It is this month’s roving of the month from Purple Fleece, Mandala. I will ply it tonight or tomorrow morning. It is much thicker than I usually spin, but I wanted a thick yarn from this colorway so I can make a warm hat. This one will be a traditional two ply.
Then I started this spin – the color looks nothing like this shot, it is a browninsh gray. Polwarth/silk blend, I am going for skinny as I can, also two ply, and I have a complementary bfl silk blend that I want to spin the same way, so I get some seriously good yardage, possibly for a shawl, but maybe, it there is enough, a vest?
That is it on the crafting front. Can’t get much done when I was in bed by 7 more than one night this week!