Oct 23, 2007

What's Next

Yarn in search of a purposeThanks for all of the lovely compliments on my Clapotis. I was really surprised to hear how many of you haven't made one yet.

This is 1.35 oz. of Brooks Farm Four Play. I have no idea what the yardage is. It's what's left over from my Clapotis. It seems like too much to waste so I'm looking for a good pattern to use it up. Kristi has a few great ideas - fingerless gloves, wrist warmers, a headband maybe. I am the headband queen so this idea has lots of appeal. Do any of you have a favorite pattern to suggest?

Fire Breathing?Naturally the completion of one project has led to the start of something new. Actually, 2 new projects leapt onto the needles but I'm only sharing one today. This sock yarn is from the Neighborhood Fiber Company in a color called Glover Park. I saw it at Stitches and immediately thought - Dragon socks!!! I have wanted to make a pair for myself ever since I finished the pair for my Bloomin' socks pal earlier this year. This may be an overly literal interpretation of the pattern but I'm a big fan of green and this pattern so, for me, it works.

Apparently I'm not the only one who's attracted to this yarn. I cast on for these during my Hershey trip and on Saturday morning, as I sat working on them, my nephew, Jake, came over to check them out. He wanted to know what I was making and who they were for. He let me know that he could possibly use a pair of socks too. I can take a hint so I asked what colors he likes. He pointed at my sock and said that worked for him. He's got good taste but these socks are definitely mine. Now I need to find another skein. Maybe I will find my way over to the launch party for NFC's new yarn - Watershed. It's happening tonight at Knit Happens.

Getting ReadyLook what else I did tonight. I took Charlotte out of her hiding spot and prepared a bit of fiber for spinning. I hope to sit down and spin for a while tomorrow night. It's been way too long - about 4 months - since I spun anything. Life just got in the way. I will definitely be getting back into it though because I'm taking 2 classes in the next month or so. The first is on Sunday (my birthday) and I don't want to embarrass myself so I need to get a little practice in.


Cursing Mama said...

Caliometry from Knitty is on my list of headbands to knit now that I have some hair to hold back ;)

Carole Knits said...

For me the key to spinning frequently is to keep the spinning wheel(s) right out in the open. They call to me and I can't resist!

Margene said...

Four months! That is clearly too long. Enjoy!