Sunday, November 27, 2011
So I took the past week off of blogging and podcasting to focus on relaxation and family time. It was WONDERFUL! Here's what I've been up to in the fiber world:
I finished my Cabletini Socks (pattern by Wendy D. Johnson). I knit these in Lion Brand Yarn Sock Ease, Red Hots Colorway. They fit so well and look adorable! They are funky fall colors and of course, I wore them on Thanksgiving! ;p
I completed 5 sections of my Critron (pattern by Martha Simonsen) before I ran out of yarn. I'm crocheting this up in Noro Sekku, Color #4, Lot A. I was able to purchase another skein of the colorway in the same dye lot from a fellow Raveler (THANK GOD). So I'll be working on this baby some more this week! I CO some vanilla socks, which I am calling my Peppermint Twist Socks. I'm using the Gusset Heel Basic Socks pattern by Wendy D. Johnson (available in her Socks from the Toe-Up book). I'm knitting these in Toula Sock Yarn by SpinningFates in Peppermint Twist (self-striping) colorway.
Finally, I visited Natural Stitches and took an Intro to Spindle Spinning class. Having that short time with an instructor was wonderful! Within 1 hr, I had that "Ah-Ha!" moment and started to feel much more comfortable with spinning. Although it's going to take me oodles of practice to get my "yarn" to look consistent and to spin up a deliberate weight, I'm really enjoying it. And as my spinning instructor suggested, I joined the Ravelry Group, 10 Minutes A Day, and plan to practice 10 minutes a day! The fiber I am spinning is Kraemer Yarns Mauch Chunky in Almond colorway. I picked up 4 ounces of that and also Kraemer Yarns Mauch Chunky in Portobello colorway. I'm spinning it on my Golding Fiber Tools Solid Walnut 3", Top-Whorl Ring Spindle, 1.9 oz. It's been a super fun week! I got to spend a lot of time with the kidlets and the hubster. We got to see my entire family for Thanksgiving! And to top it off, we all got in some down time. I hope you all had a fantastic holiday week! :)