Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Finally got around to ordering the Knitpicks sock needle set. So slippery, so pointy. Very happy. The Pony Pearls have developed snaggy tips just like the bamboos. So annoying. If I don't lose these they should last forever.
This sock project was meant to use up 8oz spindle spun probably 3 year old merino/tussah. Hopefully the silk will make up for the loose spinning. Anyhow: ran out of yarn at the heel of the 4th sock. Looking around for a close substitute and found another skein: 150 yds. How could this be from 8oz? Addi 1's, 8st = 1". 1st pair Monkeys (gift) 2nd pair 3/1 rib.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Spinning Content: This is a small part of my CMF stash. Autumn, Ocean (maybe Azure Skies), Forgetmenot, Emerald Coast. 300 - 500 yds per 8oz. All spindled Corriedale. 1 lb of each of the greens remains unspun, grabbed when they were sadly discontinued. This was an easy fiber for a beginner, very smooth drafting. I was making 500 - 1000yds a month then which could be why the hand difficulties occurred. Then they introduced the Sock Hop rovings, also amply represented in my stash.
Beautiful rovings posted on etsy this weekend. I hadn't ordered any for 3 weeks. So after the stress of taking the Learner's Permit out for a ride.... Also put up a project on Ravelry. Took about an hour 'cause they kept filling in the wrong pattern name but the next one should be easier. It also said they weren't reading the blog but the link is up and works. Probably I just can't enter it correctly.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Etsy is a great thing for me. There aren't any nearby sources of fiber. The choices. The convenience. Only once has something not really been the color represented but the fiber was nice even so. I am happy to be supporting indie fiber producers. So when I have a VERY BAD DAY which occurs at least every 2 weeks (or less), I reward myself with etsy. Rationalization: Cheaper than drinking and better for you and you have something afterwards. Fiber takes up less space and is cheaper than shoes. As bad habits go it could be lots worse.