Sunday, June 15, 2008

L is for

LIFE. It always seems to get in the way of what I want to be doing. There is always LAUNDRY, dishes, floors to sweep, LUNCHES to make and just general things that come with being a mom of three small children.

I have been doing some spinning. I think spinning is amazing therapy. It calms me down when I am angry and puts me in a good mood. This is some pencil roving that I got at the LYS. I am not sure what kind it is all I know is that it was from Skacel I believe. It spun up to about 120 yards. I navajo plyed it and I really LIKE how it turned out. I am hoping to use it to accent something or maybe make an ear wrap or something for winter.

This is another pair of socks. Are you shocked???? I am using the Fawkes pattern. The yarn is from Scarlet Fleece in the Bird of Paradise colorway. Much nicer to knit with after the yarn barf of the Noro socks that still aren't done yet.

I finally decided to branch out and knit something a little bigger. I am knitting a sweater for me. Yes, I am knitting a sweater and it scares the bajeebees out of me. I am making the Henley T-Shirt from Knitting Pure and Simple. I am using Shine Worsted from Knit Picks in the Watermelon colorway. It is going pretty well so far. I am about 20 percent of the way done.

I hope that all of my Iowa friends are doing well.


Linda said...

WOW!!! That yarn looks absolutely fabulous. No wonder you're proud of it.

Sweater looks great too.

Guinifer said...

Pure & Simple is foolproof!

Yarn barf? I KNOW!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see how your shine henley knits up! Looks great so far.

Kathy said...

OH, I envy you your spinning. Some day I want to try my hand at that too!

I know - sweaters are a big commitment, but you will be surprised how fast it will go. Then you'll wonder why you were so skittish.

I personally am fine, here in my high and dry house in Iowa. Other parts - not so lucky, but we are a resilient group, and things will be ok - eventually. Thanks for the concern.