Saturday, November 29, 2008

Okay, I'll keep it short and to the point.....

Catching up:

Hubby's wool hunting socks (pair #6 )

River Rapids Socks (pair #7)

The "secret" knitting project. I knit a Prayer Shawl for my mom who is recovering from open heart surgery as well as dealing with the death of her husband. I can't be there right now, so I knit her a hug.


I couldn't put it off any longer. I have begun spinning! Like I have all this spare time, NOT!
This is the first of my spinning. A superwash merino wool.

Here it is plied, it's so nice and squishy, ready to be knit.

I just had to see how it would knit up, so I started knitting a 1x1 rib scarf (both sides look the same). Don't know if I'll keep going, or if I'll rip it out, find out how many yards I have, and look for something special to knit with this.
Yesterday I went and tried out a Babe Spinning Wheel. It is okay, just not the most attractive wheel. I've also thought of a HitchHiker, and just found Heavenly Handspinning wheels.
There is a fiber fair next weekend, so I'm hoping there will be used spinning wheels for sale or at least wheels I can try.
Too many decisions!


Darcie said...

The shawl is absolutely stunning! Great job! Your mom will love it.

And I am sooo jealous of your spinning! :) I now have a few people on the look out for a decent used wheel for me as well.

Alyssa said...

The spinning looks great. I really like the roving ;-) Good luck with the wheel! I'm jealous I want a wheel but we have no room.

zippiknits said...

You have a lovely blog. I'll come back after the holidays to look at more of your knitting and spinning and all. Babe wheels are great little wheels. They spin very well. I'm glad that you will now have a wheel to learn. I have a wheel, too, but a Louet that needs more work!

Glad that your mother is improving after such a blow. I was sorry to hear of your (step) father's passing. May you all be blessed with peace, healing, and your sweet memories of a good man's love.