There is a pond on my wheel.
More specifically, there is a Goldfish Pond on my wheel. Another fiber from Sosae Caetano. I’m in love with orange and blue/blue green combinations (you may have noticed looking around my blog…). So yum.
I have so many things in the mix right now.
- too many things I have to get finished and into the mail for friends and family (don’t even want to think about that)
- keeping up with my exercise reg in new and interesting ways (usually all involving losing sleep)
- trying to apply for a new position at the school where I work…(crossing my fingers on this one)
- keeping up with the kids’ schedules and reconnecting with the hubby (joyous, stressful and time-consuming all at the same time)
When I’m not working this list, I’m practicing my spinning. That’s my little reprieve from my to-do’s.
These photos were taken earlier today when there was still light hanging around. I finished this bobbin a little later, and if you can believe it, it looks even better now. How’s that even possible, right? 🙂 I am spinning these with a particular color technique in mind. As I mentioned in my last post, I am currently interested in fractal spinning. I kept seeing these photos of beautifully spun yarn with captions reading, “blah, blah, blah….fractally spun…blah, blah, blah.” On the humbug, I googled the term and found some information that looked like it would be doable for a beginner. So, I’m working on that with this bobbin. I can’t wait to see what it looks like when it’s finished!
The last yarn I finished, that cushy, 3-ply white merino, got immediately put to work on another pair of fingerless mitts for that same friend (just in case she can’t match them to everything, lol). The interesting thing was seeing if I would see a difference in how the stitches behaved compared to the previous handspun pair which was a 2-ply.
Well, it could be that I haven’t been spinning long enough….Or maybe I haven’t knit with what I’ve spun enough. But I haven’t really noticed a difference in how a 2-ply yarn behaves versus a 3-ply. Now, these preparations aren’t from the same shop, but, I figure that’s probably a minor point since they both drafted similarly? Could be wrong about that. At any rate, the stitches were full and plump and the feel of the mitt is SO nice. I think she’ll like these too. And maybe she’ll forgive me that they’re a week late? 😉
I just love knitting with handspun yarn. And it feels even better that I made it myself! 🙂