Certainly not for resting unfortunately. We spent the morning running errands. Breakfast, Ulta, L&B, Petco, Kohls and GFF Foods.
Oops – how’d that yarn shop slip in there??? It’s all Shelly’s fault. She mentioned they have Smooshy yarn from Dream in Color, and the name is so delightful I had to go see it. You wanna see too? Okay. This is “Good Luck Jade”:
And since I was looking anyway, I fell in love with this Classy, the worsted weight. The color is called “In Vino Veritas” which I think means something about wine being true – whatever.
Of course it looks like at least two other things in my stash, but I just can’t help myself. I love this sort of colorway. It will know what it wants to be sometime. There are 1,250 yards of it, to knit at about 4.5 stitches per inch. And it’s superwash!! Whoo hoo!
While at Kohl’s we got new dishes and glasses. We’ve gone through the cabinet and packed up all the conglomeration we’ve accumulated and they’re going to Habitat in the next few days. We did keep a few coffee cups we’ve picked up as souvenirs on trips, but otherwise the mess and clutter is just GONE. What a great change! The first diswasher load has run and the next will go once I get this post done and get the Ravelry updates done.
Clue one for SOTSii is finished and has been stashed back in the yarn room until next Friday.
Yep, it’s one of my ubiquitous stitch markers. That one wraps around the center stitch. Helps me make sure I’m on line with the graph.
I suspect the next clues will take a little longer because they’re wider all the way through, but we’ll see. So far it’s an easy and enjoyable knit. I notice this color of the Gourmet Yarn Laceweight Alpaca has a little thicker feel than the natural does. I’ve run into that before with wools especially – the darker colors like black are actually a little bit heavier than the lighter colors. I read somewhere that’s because the dye molecules for the darker colors are bigger. While that kind of makes sense, when you realize how teeny tiny a molecule is it does leave you scratching your head. Whatever – it’s pretty and it feels good.
I plied my singles last night, and I think I got a pretty nice yarn out of the deal. I’ve worked hard to not over-spin, and may even be under-spinning a bit. I haven’t a clue what I’ll do with this when I’ve spun it all up, but it’s a very pleasant way to get acquainted with my new wheel.
I’m actually pretty impressed with it. This is not my very first handspun, I have done a little with my Reeves wheel, but it’s still nice. To borrow a word from Robin, spinning on this wheel is very zen. It just feels right. I find I just slip into it and don’t have to work at it at all – it just happens. I do have to pay attention, but that’s okay.
I am going to order three more bobbins. I need to have a new drive band and tension thingy (technical term) on hand just in case I break something, so I may as well order those too. My lazy kate I got with the Reeves works just fine, I used it last night when I plied this yarn.
Nina came home last week. I can’t wait for you guys to see her – you won’t believe it. She’s back to her old self. I don’t know how she keeps from going up and beating on the docs that kept her over medicated for so long. It’s horrific. Health care in the US is in a pretty sad state. My vet listens to me more than her doctor did. Thankfully the docs in Houston were more interested in her and seem to have things figured out.
Guild tomorrow, hope to see you there. For now – more bordering on the VLT Sampler. I’m almost up to turning the first corner and am looking forward to seeing how it goes. I’ve read through it a few times and it seems to make sense.