As I write this, Travis is trucking away, spinning on the Babe. That pretty much rocks. He’s going to try and spin every day of Le Tour de Fleece, too, work depending.
I finished my goal for today:
And also my goal for tomorrow, as well:
It’s about 142 yards. I haven’t weighed it yet, but I expect that it’s right around 4 ounces. It also needs blocked.
I think my goal for tomorrow is going to finish up spinning this weird blue and tan roving I combed out last week. It’s slubby, but not in a good way, and I just want to be done with it. I’ll have to find something to ply it with as well, because lord knows, it needs the help. I also want to do a lot of weaving tomorrow. I was going to warp the loom tonight, but my head is too foggy to concentrate. It seems like it goes better if I warp in the morning.
Random Ellie picture!!
I don’t think I ever posted pictures of this really fat skein of handspun I did the other week here. I combed out some Sheep Shed mohair/wool roving and combined it with just a touch of purple-pink soy silk. Then I spun it up really fat and plied it so it was even fatter.
Well, I knit a hat out of it! I thought I would have plenty of yarn, maybe even enough to do a pair of fat wristwarmers, but I only just barely had enough to finish the hat. Seriously, I had 5 inches left over. Scary. Fortunately, the hat turned out awesome. It fits perfectly, is soft and uber-warm.
After I got done with the hat, I started knitting a pair of socks for Travis out of one of his new skeins of hand-dyed.
I like having an easy knitting project going at all times. I’ve been finding myself thinking more about spinning and weaving lately, so easy knitting projects are about all I can handle. It seems like I do more adventurous knitting projects in the winter and spring than in summer, anyway. So the multitude of Travis socks are working out well for me.