I finished something this week! The first of a pair of lace top anklets I'm calling Socks for Susan. The reason for the name is that one of my knitting peeps wanted to make a pair of anklets. She picked out this pattern that she liked and I didn't like the way it looked and voiced said opinion. I offered to re-work the pattern so it would look better and be more wearable. She is almost finished with her first one and I have finally Kitchenered the toe of the one I did as a test. I used some yarn that I dyed myself and I think they turned out ok. It really isn't the greatest thing to use multi-color yarn when knitting lace but, I don't care! They're my socks so no biggie.
I've been playing with fiber this week too. The Jacob is so very fine and such pretty colors.
and the Corriedale is going to be a big boxey sweater for me and some nice warm socks for The Saint someday...I love the color.
The test spin shows how beautiful they both are though...
Ashford Traditional is resting nicely at his house in Florida after a 1 1/2 hr journey from her former home. Dad ever so nicely agreed to Pony Express her to me. It was such a great deal I couldn't pass it up. I've been wanting a Traditional to ply with...bigger wheel, less treadling. After test driving Paula's Kromski Polonaise the other night I am so glad I'm getting the Traddy.
After a slightly sketchy start I was spinning some awesome lace weight yarn on her Polly. I am envious!
I'll be spending a few hours studying videos of how to properly card wool. I'm sure there's a technique that I'll have to master. What do you suppose folks did 1000 years ago when they didn't have all these teaching tools available to them? I must confess, sometimes I just make up my own way of doing things...shhhhh.
We had a Yarny Party at Heather's house and as always it was way too much fun.