Monday, February 27, 2006

Show and Tell: Firsts

So I had my knitting Olympics project done before the Olympics were over, but I wanted to wait to show everybody. See?















My first socks! A little big, but they aren't superwash, and I'm sure I can (very carefully) fix that. They are so soft and warm, too! I wore them to work yesterday and my feet were nice and toasty all day long.

Oh, and take a look, I've been busy plying and blocking my handspun yarns.















My first finished yarns ever! They would have been done before now, probably, but I left some of this on bobbins for over a year. The yarn on the left was made from a Brown Sheep Co. mill ends roving, the middle was the lorna's laces in Black Purl, and the yarn on the end is a Louet 80/20 mix of merino/silk.

Oh, hey, I also have been trying to diversify so far as what I spin. I've been branching out and trying new fibers. I bought some llama from Ebay awhile back, but more recently, I bought this:















Both of the items shown are silk, to the left a silk roving I bought from a seller on Ebay (I love Ebay, you can find anything there), and the stuff on the right I bought from Carol. She is a lovely lady, by the way. I purchased my silk top at about midnight last Friday, and we emailed back and forth getting everything arranged. I don't know many people who are willing to do business at midnight who aren't up to no good, and I tell you what, this lady was not one of those kinda gals. Very polite. I will definitely buy from her again.

In non-knitting related news, I made Rick go to the doctor today, since he's been coughing like crazy for about a week and a half now, and the doctor said oo ee oo aa aa....um, maybe not. Rick does have strep throat, though. I had to go to the doctor again earlier this week, and I have an upper respiratory infection. I'm mostly better, but the decongestant is making me dizzy, so I'm going to go lay down now.

Night everybody!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your socks are lovely! I'm glad you conquered your fear of grafting :) And that yarn you spun- it's beautiful! I personally live in fear of the day that I decide I should learn to spin... I already have more yarn than I can use in a reasonable amount of time!

Congrats on finishing your Olympic knitting!

your Secret Pal

FaerieLady said...

Repeat after me...

The Silkworker is *Crack*!