Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Finished Spinning!

I finished a skein of yarn, the first I've done since last summer.  After the Tour de Fleece, I had a bit of a lull.  I had a big problem chain plying a braid of FiberOptic which I had over spun.  I left it in time out for a couple of months and it finally cooperated, but it's not fun when your spinning seems like work.

My Corriedale was the opposite; even though it was about 7 years old, it spun wonderfully.  I split it into the three colors and then did a true three ply.  The grey ran out first so I didn't quite get the yardage I had hoped for, but it might be enough for a pair of socks.  I probably should do them toe up to take advantage of all the yardage and I really don't like doing them that way.  Brings me back to the handspan socks I made last spring which were very uncooperative and still don't fit right.

I'm almost finished with my baby sweater and thankfully it's looking like I won't run out of yarn.  I decided to make a larger size and didn't have quite the recommended yardage.  Do you find yourself knitting faster when you're worried about the yarn holding out?  I know I do.  Photo of this cute project after it's given to the recipient.

Progress on my movie line socks:

I knit in four movie lines and got to the heel flap on one sock.  Sometimes people asking me about the knitting distracted me, but I'm just not the fastest knitter in town.  You have to understand, this is not a normal movie line.  At the film festival, you have to get in line at least an hour and sometimes more ahead of the time the show starts or you end up sitting in the front row.  Knitting in the line was a great distraction.

And here's how our patio looks now.  We squeaked out a win last Sunday (as Mr. Hollywood said, it was a game "we tried our best to lose") but we're still in!

Go Hawks!

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