Wednesday, July 29, 2009

updates...because I suck at updates

So I've been spinning for tour de fleece, which I've mentioned a few times but only photographed for once. A week ago, I made a yarn-cake (new winder and swift yay!) out of 540 yards of undyed laceweight llama. It's kind of amazing. And it's my first handspun laceweight. Unfortunately, it just looks like a brown yarn cake.
That's it on the spinning front- I've got another few ounces of that brown llama to keep spinning into laceweight and then will make another, identical yarncake. Exciting, isn't it? (That's why I haven't been posting it)
On the knitting front, I finished another shawl last night! I started it just over a week ago, and right now it is having a bath in the utility room sink, and after I've had a cup of tea and read a chapter or two in my book (Time Traveler's Wife- read it!) I might get around to blocking it. I'm thinking about changing my blocking place to the studio floor so I don't have to sleep on the couch everytime I block something on my bed. However, there is less air circulation in the studio and it might take the rest of the week to dry, especially since it is worsted weight and knitting so densely it could pass for carpet.

(Pattern: Kiri, Yarn: Cascade 220, 4 skeins)
That's about it. Maybe someday I'll get back to my knitting (the mojo has been on vacation apparently) and finish something. Or just knit a couple rows on something. Really- I've had a heel flap knitted, waiting for me to turn the heel in my bag for a week. Sad sad sad.

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