The Olympics are really screwing up our viewing. During baseball season we watch pretty much all the Cardinals games, and record a couple of things during the week that we catch up on during the weekend. But with the Olympics on, that’s hard to do. Thank goodness for On Demand viewing. Although tonight I think there might be three different TVs on in the house showing three different things.
I’ll be knitting on the MatchMaker. I have done more on the Wine Garden this week, but I decided I needed a break to knit nice easy garter stitch.
I’m 1/4 of the way through the first solid section, and I just love these colors. Which is not a big surprise since it’s Wollmeise.
This morning though I got a terrible urge to spin. So I grabbed the two bobbins of alpaca/Merino that needed plied and got them done in about an hour.
That’s pre-bath. They’re drying now. There’s about 300 yards out of 8 ounces, so I’d say I succeeded in my plan – to make a poofy soft yarn. There are a couple of places where the single was over spun, but not too many.
Had a nice time at Gourmet Yarn’s Yarn In yesterday, and I did get a couple more of Jennifer’s colors. Some doesn’t count because it’s for Christmas presents, but there is one that’s all mine. And she gave me one she dyed just for me too! It goes perfectly with the one I bought, and I spent a couple of hours last night looking at patterns and I think I’ve got it narrowed down to about three.
Back to the Olympics!