Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year

It has been a very lazy week here. I have gotten tons of knitting and spinning done, which is great. Eric bought a new TV and promptly hooked up his XBox 360, so you know where he spent his week off, and loving every minute if it by the way.
Anyway on to the knitting...
The Fleece Artist box arrived last week, which included this lovely wool/silk sliver for spinning. I love this Amethyst

Sliver Amethyst

I started spinning it, and it looks like this

spinning

My only complaint is that there is alot of white in it. It almost looks as if there wasn't enough dye. I have pulled out alot of it as I don't want it to be too light. Will have to email them and ask if this is how it should be.

I also finished another skein of some other spinning that I have been working on. I think I have enough now to start a project, maybe a multidirectional scarf.

Handspun

I've been working on the lace alot, but no photos. It is definately growing.

Also started this sock, now at the heel flap. Hoping to get to the gusset tonight. I am in love with the color!

Fleece Artist socks

I think it is called Jester, but not sure as the skeins don't come labeled. Will check it out tomorrow when I unpack the rest of the box at the shop.

The big excitement tomorrow will be that UPS has promised that the Koigu box will be delivered. Can't wait to see the colors as we ordered it back in July, so it will be a surprise! Should keep Diane and I busy for a few days!

3 comments:

knittingingrid said...

Happy New Year! Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday - it seems like ages since I saw you! V excited about the new yarn! Lovely spinning too!

Wibbo said...

I'll be in on Saturday to check out the new yarns! Having a gift voucher means I don't have to break my yarn diet.....yet ;)

Stitch 'n Dye said...

Didn't know til reading this that you spun yarn too. I am awaiting my spindle and DVD from P&M to try spinning again. I think it's what I need for some R & R.

Will come and visit again soon on a Saturday.