One dilemma of not blogging regularly is forgetting to post finished items, at least in a timely manner, then overwhelming someone’s bandwidth with trying to catch up.
Having struggled to the end of Llama I recently dug through my stash for something soothing and fun to spin and found just the bundle: Holiday Yarn superwash BFL – colorway Empire Apple, that Tsock Tsarina and Gywniver, aka Lisa and Jennifer, gave me at the end of Sock Summit ’09.
A few evenings from this to
406 yards of 2-ply yarn. What’s it going to be?
We’ll see! 🙂
Remember the Phang spindle I wrote about early in December, the hand spindle that a certain Janet had carved, using onlya simple knife, whilst walking in the woods? The spindle is her interpretation of the Ladakh phang – pronounced to closely rhyme with song, if I understand correctly. There’s a great discussion about them on the Spindle Lore forum in Ravelry. (Speaking of which, does anyone else get so far behind there that, other than a quick dash to grab a pattern or a link, you avoid stopping by Ravelry for fear that a day will blur into oblivion trying to catch up?)
I finished spinning the wool Janet had sent with the phang. Wanting to keep the length of the single, I wound it off onto a bobbin for ease of plying. Pam gifted some grey Pygora to ply with the wool single. Brilliant! Pygora and phang were a happy union of fiber and spindle. I’m stunned to realize that I don’t have a picture of the finished yarn on this computer.
With these two yarns finished and quietly waiting to be made into something, the spinning bug continues to whine in my ear. How could I resist when I saw this for sale? Even lovelier in real life. This will be the next fiber on my wheel. Seriously, it’s taking all the self-control I can muster not to dive in and spin it.
Knitting this shirt has taken top priority.
Pattern: Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier
Yarn: Abstract Fiber Mighty Sock, Koi Pond
I fell in love with the cheerful colors and drape of this 50/50 superwash merino/tencel yarn. It pleasantly slips through the hands and along the needles.
The Grandkids, Faith and Wesley will be arriving tomorrow for a week long stay with us. I need to get busy and clean the house, tidy up project areas and put tempting needle items out of reach of young hands, then do some last minute meal planning and shopping. A busy week ahead is in forecast!