Today was another day of firsts for me. 🙂
Like my knit so far? I’ll get back to that in a minute. First, I have to announce that I started my first spin day for the Tour-de-Fleece!
Go Team Rookie! I am spinning on some Norwegian wool that came with my Ashford Joy from Paradise Fibers. I can’t use the Joy at the moment because I still have some Swiss Chard on there from Sosae Caetano. Apparently, I am a one spin per wheel kind of spinner, lol.
If I had to sum it up, I would have to say that the staple length of this wool seems pretty short and it’s a rougher texture than what I am used to working with. But, I like the ruggedness of the look of the singles so far. And since I have eight ounces of it, that is a good thing, lol!
I also visited Greenbank Mill today for the Annual Membership Meeting. Each year at this meeting they discuss the Mill’s progress and future. There is also a bonfire to get rid of some of the farmyard wastes. I did see a couple familiar faces…
You remember Flo and Laurel?
Here they are cooking up some s’mores. Heather was there, but she skipped out before I got to play paparazzi with her again, lol!
I took this photo of Laurel.
She is behaving in this one. She said to delete the first one, lol! There was funny face-making. 🙂 She makes me want red hair…
I also met a few new folks. As a brand new guild member, they made me feel pretty comfortable at the meeting. They always want to feed me. 🙂
In other news, I have really opened a huge can of worms for myself. As if spinning for The Tour wasn’t enough, I have added two more knitting projects to my to-do list. Now, I normally try to keep it to on project at a time. Any more than that and my brain has a high potential to melt! Having a couple jobs, a couple kids and a marriage can do that. And, as you saw in the first photo, first up is a lace scarf.
I have actually knit the Knitty Branching Out Pattern before. But I have never knit any lace with a variegated yarn. I feel like I’m breaking a rule, lol! The photo above was from yesterday afternoon when I was just starting it and I was wondering how the color changes would behave with the pattern. Usually color changes have a way of hiding a pattern to a certain extent and that concerns me a little. But when I came across this pattern again recently and recalled that this yarn reminds me of green leaves and grass and red rose petals, I figured, why not? Do we like it?
Here is the scarf late today.
Yeah! We like it. 🙂 It’s not as sunny as it was earlier yesterday. But, the colors are so appropriate for the theme of the pattern. I just really like it a lot! I can’t wait to open this baby up!
And, as you may have guessed…
Yup. More socks!
These are going to take a minute with the other projects. But, maybe a week? We’ll see.
You know, I could really kick myself for having two projects going at once…But I think I’ll wait until I have a new pair of socks to do it. 😉