I’ve been a bad girl. I’ve been spinning almost as much as I’ve been knitting. Ok, maybe more so. Here’s my first mini-skein.
This is some of the Border Leicester roving Val gave me, spun up as a thick-n-thin(Ok it’s like that cause I didn’t know what the pluck I was doing). It’s only a one ply(single). I’ve got a 2-ply of the Leicester and some grayish Corriedale drying right now. All told, it’s probably about a yard of yarn. LOL I will get better at this. I’d better, what with all the beautiful fiber there is to be had at Rhinebeck this year.
This the other little ‘skein’; some more of the Leicester and some of the grayish Corriedale. I’ve learned something from this skein. I need to add more twist. What I’ve been trying to get to is a fine yarn that will still be somewhere between fingering and sport weight when plied. I ordered some fibers from The Woolery and there should be enough of it to get a good amount ready for plying to make a pair of ankle socks.
Knitting: Ella is still on the needles, and she’s on the second of 3 balls of dyed Knitpicks Color-Your-Own. After taking care of some other unfinished business I can now work on her shamelessly. (can’t wait for SUMMER-almost endless knitting time!). No progress pics.
Tulip sock was on hold, but now I can work on that too, without guilt. After the Tulip socks, I want to use up my Elann jacquard yarns to make some knee socks. I made a pair for my daughter 2 years ago using this knee sock pattern generator. It worked out well so I’m hoping I won’t have any problems for mine.
I swear I keep meaning to go ahead and felt Roxy. I went over to Purl Patchwork the other day with Karen. It’s lovely in there! I saw some polka-dot fabric I think would go great for the lining of Roxy but it didn’t come in PURPLE. There was a swirly, paisley-like fabric in purple on white, but I’d rather have the dots. So it’s on to some other fabric stores. I imagine the pricing of the fabrics in there might be a bit steeper than I’m used to. So I can’t see paying extra for something I don’t really want, ya know?
After checking out Purl Patchwork, K and I jaunted up to the Going-out-of-business sale being held at Lion and the Lamb. I think the sale is over now. Just as I suspected, the regular prices were much higher than other stores selling the same yarns, so buyers weren’t really getting that much of a discount. I even checked out needles and didn’t find anything I’d wanted or could use. There was a faint smell of cigarette smoke there too. I had to go outside to catch some fresh air. I didn’t miss a thing in there.
Karen, however scored some Malabrigo and fondled it all the way home:
on the EL. Good thing she was all the way over there.. I didn’t want anyone thinking I was with a crazy lady. 😀