Thursday, November 01, 2007

Spinning and Blankets

I’ve been happily spinning away on my new wheel whenever there is a spare moment. Now that I have no deadline knitting left I’m free to start new projects and spin without guilt. Here is my first attempt on my new wheel.
(Penny included for size since I don’t have a WPI tool.)

This is 2 oz, about 110yds (guessing the best I can since I don’t have a niddy noddy) of mixed breed sheep that I picked up from the guild. I’m pretty happy with it for my first attempt. There are some really pretty parts:

Some not so pretty parts:

I think that when I was plying I didn’t leave the yarn out long enough before allowing it on the bobbin.

I’ve wanted to knit a blanket for ages now; I’ve been imagining snuggling up under a hand knit blanket on the couch with my sweetie and the cats watching a good movie. After months of deciding what pattern and what yarn, what color I’ve finally chose my new project! I’m going to start Saffron Cables in Socks that Rock Heavyweight “In the Navy.”

Any guesses when this will be finished? Scott says sometime in 2009, I hope I prove him wrong.

Just beacuse I thought this was so cute:
(Please ignore the pair of socks that they found and dragged into the living room)
"Hey what are you looking at?"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is a great picture. She is adorable and has the cutest white belly.