Nov 20, 2008

Spinning It Out

I've been knitting and crocheting up a storm lately. I just finished kippah number 60 which means that I have finished 75% of them. I still have a way to go but I can't help feeling like the end is in sight. So exciting!

DSC_0374I've finished a pair if fingerless gloves for DQ and a sweet little Ami for Stinkerbelle and I don't have pictures of either of them yet. Ditto for the newest cowl I started or the restart of a certain sweater. All that will have to wait for next week.

Although I can't share any knitting today I do have fiber content. I'm spinning again. I fell hard off the 10 Minutes a Day wagon but I'm getting back to it little by little. One really good reason to start spinning regularly is the fiber stash that has accumulated. It's exploded in my house and that stash seriously needs to be tamed.

I just finished spinning a bobbin of fiber that I got at MDS&W earlier this year. It's a 50/50 blend of silk and Merino from Cloverleaf Farm. I just couldn't resist the shine. It's hard to photograph but, to me, it looks kind of metallic in person. That's what drew me to it in the first place. I pulled something out of the stash to spin up and ply with it but there is much in the stash that's calling my name right now. Who knows what I'll spin next?

By the way, I put yesterday's post together really fast and I neglected to mention that all of the sculptures we saw in that exhibit were made of Legos. That was the draw since Stinkerbelle is a Lego junky. Sadly she was a little underwhelmed. I think she was hoping that the exhibit would be more like Legoland. Not quite.


Margene said...

I know what you mean about that fiber stash. I could sleep very well and contentedly atop mine! It's fun to have so much at hand, however, and I'm enjoying the 10 minutes a day motivation.

Carole Knits said...

That spinning is beautiful. I think I remember when you bought that.

Cursing Mama said...

Love your spinning!
I think I may have to institute a 10 minutes a day knitting routine to be coupled with 10 minutes of reading & 30 minutes of exercise. Which do you think I'll cheat on first?

Sarah said...

I love the colors!