Erica. Not sure how I feel about this fiber. It's called Forest Floor (alpaca blend) by Fiber Fancy. Feels quite dry and makes me think I'm trying to spin straw into gold. The finished product does have some gold-like qualities though. I do like the halo it's developed. Now if I can just get it to hang together long enough to knit something with it, ugh.
Wow, this week went by fast. It's to be expected when you're really super busy, isn't it? Yep, that's me - super busy. Lots to do at work, which means I long to come home and jump into my jammies and knit on the sofa...with LittleDog keeping my lap toasty. I was spinning at Urban Mill on Sunday then Wednesday evening, I slid down the hill to Urban Mill again and had a nice time knitting and chatting with Heather, Susan, Sarah, Michelle and a whole bunch of other peeps. Urban Mill is a great place for knitting and spinning, imo. Lots of room and a toasty fireplace make it very nice. There are yummy snacks and decent coffee. It's been a long year since my favorite LYS closed and I've been wandering around trying to find a place to fit in. This is a nice group and it feels good.
I actually made a new dishcloth too. Haven't made one in quite awhile so the ones I have are getting quite worn and faded. They're still working fine, just not looking so good. I love my dishcloths and haven't used a store bought one in at least 4 years. Do you make your own dishcloths? How about socks? How many of you devote the time and energy to rewarding your feet with custom made socks? You're worth it, you know?
I'm challenging myself with Jared's hat (double hat on size 1 dpn) and have started a pair of socks that are going to take some intense concentration...Salto mmm, cabley!
LittleDog says...it's too cold to play outside!
What are you thinking about today?
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