Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sewing up September

This month just flew by, the girls went back to school, I got a year older, we went on a trip, and this morning someone was scraping the frost off their windshield. I have a feeling that winter is going to be here sooner than later. At least it is good handmade sock weather.

I finished the roving I got from the Loopy Ewe. It is the best yarn I have spun so far I think. I got about 348 yards of a fingering weight. I really like how it turned out. Not quite sure what it is going to be yet.

My friend, Linda, took a dyeing class on Saturday and inspired me to dye some roving. I decided I wanted to make something Christmasy so I split it in half and dyed half green and half red. I am still trying to decide if I want to mix it while I am spinning or spin the two colors separate and then ply them together. My husband thinks I should go with the latter. This is some Blue Faced Leicester that I got in Kansas earlier this year.

To end up this month I am hoping to being sewing the toe of this sock together sometime today. So hopefully a FO will be in my very near future.


Janice said...

Everything looks AMAZING!!! Look at your wonderful spinning!! I have to get more fiber going on my wheel.

Kathy said...

OH MY! Congratulations on such beautiful spinning! That is something that I hope to try someday....

Enjoy your cool weather...but no frost on the windshields for me yet.

tonni said...

Turning a year older is better than the alternative :)

Frost??? Already???

Your handspun looks great! Those are some bright socks :)

Guinifer said...

That roving worked up so beautifully!