Lest you begin to believe that my life is completely consumed by small furry creatures with no regard for fibre, let me assure you that knitting and spinning continues despite wanton disregard for toilet paper and jailbreaks...
First up...a Finished Object! The broadripple socks, which I started in February, are done.
As a bonus, they even happen to fit.
Because I am on a yarn diet, I kinda took a break from the whole knitting and spinning thing for a few days to focus on the other diets too: finance and food. But finishing the socks was pretty motivating. We have on the needles:
Madeline sock which I frogged and cast on again onto larger needles. I also gave up on the bamboo needles. I absolutely hate the friction. Honestly, I prefer cheap metal needles. So, I'm not a cool knitter but at least I am a happy one...
(photo would appear if blogger would cooperate...next time)
Next up - my mom requested an afghan for the back of her living room couch and I saw an opportunity to bust some stash. She contributed some cash to buy yarn...so here is the stash waiting to be knit...
And here is the start of the blanket (with bonus purchase of my first set of Addi Turbos which are METAL and which I am very attached to now).
Madeline's poncho continues. My spinning got some much tigher (read overspun) and thin that I had to switch to knitting with two strands to keep the thickness of the fabric consistent. Fortunately as this is outerwear, I don't think the fact that it is none too soft is a big issue. Either way, I know she will be thrilled...which is always a nice thing.
Now, I happen to know there is someone out there in my vast reading audience (gigglesnort) who may have a vested interest in the following...you know who you are.
And some spinning.
Here we have my most proudest singles (does anyone besides me have a problem with spinning terminology? - i.e. unplied is called a "singles" - yup apparently you are supposed to pluralize the word single. And sliver? Is pronounced sly-ver.) I am proud because this single is NOT overspun...and the thickness is relatively consistent. Plus it is pretty and I've decided to name the colourway Carousel.
The big issue isthat if I ply carousel with another singles I will lose the stiping - unless I learn how to navajo ply. I am NOT ready to navajo ply carousel because my first attempts at it have produced -- un-useable skeins of overspun crap.
(again - we'd have pics if blogger liked me at all)
Finally - the skein of brown/copper/rust I've dyed, spun and plied for Mom's Stash Busting Afghan.
And I swatched the purple-yellow stuff from before. Ithink I like the straight stockinette in the bottom half better than the basketweave or moss stitch which seem to give a more heathered look that I'm not all that fond of. Opinions welcome!