Monday, March 27, 2006

Don't It Always Seem To Go

You don't know what you've got till it's gone. Friday was knitting night and I took my wheel to hand off to Celtic Queen. She wants to try it out because she's considering buying one herself. So I had to clear the bobbin for her (I actually spun a bit more singles then Navajo-plied (or chain-plied as I see it named in current issue of Spin-Off). Here I am doing that. (That's Dee sitting beside me.) I've been spinning up singles in random lengths of wool dyed with Easter Egg dye with the intent of making random striped socks out of them. Here's the resultant skein. I also finally got around to making a new PVC niddy-noddy, I lost the last one. This one makes a one yard skein, which I think I like better than the two yard skein niddy I had before. I should have steamed the yarn on the niddy, as it's wildly out of balance currently (the singles on the bobbin were really set. Now that I no longer have the wheel I'm suddenly interested in spinning again (the dang thing sat there virtually unused for almost a year.) But I have a spindle, and some roving I've been spinning on it, so I'll just have to make do with that.

I ordered more yarn. I've been a little down in the dumps lately, and there's nothing to perk you up like new yarn. I'll post a picture when I get it. It will be obvious what I plan with it.

In other news, I'm tackling the boys and laundry this week. We'll see what I can accomplish.

2 comments:

Celitc Queen said...

Have no fear. I think the roving I had to spin will soon come to an end. Then I'll only have to ply it and you can have your wheel back. While I think I've been sucked in and really like spinning, I won't hold your wheel hostage for long. Now all I need to do, is stop having appliances die so I can order my own wheel. :)

Heather said...

Wow, sweet tarts yarn! yummy!