I haven’t posted in a while… because I’m still working on all the same three projects. I can happily report that I finished the first sock of the pair, though: Look at that eye of partridge stitch on the heel – so subtle. It will wear like iron but not be bulky at all – love it! This “willow” color is so hard to capture. This (below) is truest to life (please ignore the weed): I have been knitting furiously on my Color Affection shawl. I didn’t realize until I won the laceweight yarn kit from Miss Babs that the pattern included a laceweight option – I’d only seen fingering versions before that. The two shawls have the same dimensions. You know what that means, right? There are WAY more stitches in the laceweight version! I just keep going and going and going and still have a fair bit to knit. Here is a shot of the three-color striping section: Just as evidence that it’s growing.
I’m slowing spinning my SPAKAL fiber, too. I have 29 little fiber-y nests and I’ve just spun #11. Here it is! I have four wood bobbins and I’ve been filling them each with one ounce before transferring them to the storage bobbins. I do this with a power drill. Have I showed you this yet? Maybe not.
The rubber band on the drill bit helps grip the plastic bobbin so that it spins properly. I find I can get through 4 bobbins or so before the band breaks. Then I go hunting for another one. I’ve been labeling the storage bobbins in the order they are spun so that I can randomize when I ply. I suppose if I were truly random I would put them in a box and shake them up… but I think we all know I don’t quite roll that way. Accession numbers are in order.
What are you up to this summer?