Saturday, June 10, 2006

Three Posts in Two Days = No Post for Six Days

I have been semi-productive. My aunt & uncle were down from Ohio for a few days, so we spent a lot of time at my mom's.

I FINISHED OISIE'S SOCKS!!!

The rib & cable socks from the Fall 2005 Interweave Knits are done. And they look and feel spiffy. I finished them at my mom's and gave them to my grandmother as soon as I was finished, so no pictures, but I had previously posted pics of the one finished sock; the other one looks just like it.

Recently I have spent a lot of time spinning some brown wool into three bobbins of singles. Last night I finished filling the third bobbin, so I spent a little while this morning turning some of this:



into this:



(the color appears truer in the picture of the bobbins). My first true three-ply! I have only navaho plied to get a thicker yarn before. The color variations are subtle but pretty. I am pleased with how even it is, but it's still pretty fine.



Yesterday I got to do my Mother's Day shopping. We went to Little Barn first, where I found something I'd been eyeing online for a while - recycled silk!



The sock yarn was inexpensive and I seem to have a strange compulsion to buy sock yarn, so I also came home with this:



But I really went there for the fiber. I needed more to spin. This time, I went for quantity over quality. It's all good quality, but next time I might spend more on some really nice fiber. This is what I got:



the two larger spindles at the top and the four balls of fiber. The big ball is dyed top that looked more icy blue until I got it home and saw it was pale lavender. The mixed is a remnant of some of their specialty blends. The blue & pink have sparkly fibers in them. Thought it might be fun drop spindle wool.

From there, we went to Yarn Expressions. I needed this:



to finish Mother's Day presents (felted bowls from the 'One Skein' book). And I decided I was going to buy this:



after debating it and wanting it for a while. People make a fuss over it, but it's almost $12 for a little bitty skein! But I broke down and got it. Now I have to figure out what to do with it.

I also got a pattern that I have been wanting to use in a scarf with the Lush yarn I bought a couple of months ago. I've decided the three balls will be a scarf and fingerless gloves for me.

I did start one of the felted bowls. Now, off to dinner!

3 comments:

RheLynn said...

Hello! What a great blog! I love the colours of your dyed yarns - and your organized workroom makes me very envious!

Astabeth said...

Thanks! You're not seeing the table with stuff piled on it two feet deep, though. I'm still a long way from organized!

Jen said...

Oh I love Lamb's Pride. It is one of my favorite yarns!