So I’ve been playing with the drop spindle more this week. I’ve discovered the perfect time to spin with it is while I’m cooking. I know that sounds strange, but think about it. Once you get things working with a meal, there’s lots of just waiting for a couple/few minutes between stirs, or temperature adjustments, or whatever next step you might have with the meal. So being able to just pick up the spindle and do a few lengths of yarn, then set it down and go back to cooking is perfect. I’m really pleased with how well it’s going.
I haven’t decided yet exactly how I’m going to prep it for plying. I’m probably either going to wind them off around empty TP rolls and splice them as I put them on, or roll them into balls doing the same splicing thing. I figure I will ply them with the wheel, just because it will be easier. Whichever I decide, I’m really having fun with it. The black cat has been trying to figure out how to help, but luckily he hasn’t actually stuck his paw in yet. I figure it’s only a matter of time.
I did spin a bit on the Thorny Rose, but not enough to show a picture. I’ll probably work on it this afternoon.
Knitting wise, I’ve worked on the Ostrich Plumes scarf this week. It may wind up being grafted into a cowl, because I kind of winged the design and it’s looking like I’ll run out of yarn before it’s as long as I want it to be. We’ll see. It would have been nice to have it done by tomorrow, since it’s going to get cold again. But whatever, I’ll have it for next year. The marker is where I left off after the last picture. It’s now been moved up to the row currently on the needle. I find having a visual of how much progress I’ve made helps me stay interested in a project.
Knit In was last night and I had a lovely time as always. OMG there were some ginormous strawberries on the table, and they were so amazingly sweet and delicious. I had to hold myself back from just sticking my face in the bowl and nomming. I was good and didn’t buy any yarn. Especially good since this big bit of awesomeness showed up at the house on Friday.
Plus I have two more laces on their way. So really – I’ve got to stop with this. I have a major problem. I guess there are worse things to be addicted to. BUT! I have finally started the edging on the NordNordwest. It’s slow going because you knit 30 stitches for each one of the live stitches worked, but it’s moving pretty well.
A little closer look.
I want to clear this and the OP scarf from the needles. I’ve got a major itch to knit some socks out of the Twin in my stash, but I’ve got two on their way right now so want to hold off until they arrive before deciding. Plus my number of WIPs is creeping up and I’d like to keep that under control too.