Wildefoot cable and seed stitch socks are moving slowly. This is my first 48 stitch sock and I think it might be too small. The yarn does not show the pattern very well and is very splitty. Perhaps this will be a lonely one. I cast on Rogue and the Jo Sharp Aran Silk Road is much nicer to knit with. (not sure why blogger keeps loading this picture vertical) All my attempts at knitting lace have been rolled back up into balls. I tried Faery Tale Scarf from Interweave Knits and kept getting giant holes. Most lace patterns say purl all the wrong side rows but this one had yarn overs over yarn overs and it made me nuts.
Wayback sometime ago I bought a book on spinning and a drop spindle at a garage sale. It has been rediscovered in the cleaning frenzy (okay well frenzy is and exaggeration) along with some carded wool I had gotten in the pincushion addiction period of my life. The drop spindle was huge and being quite short it was very heavy. I researched making one of my own and was contemplating a run to City Mill when a lightbulb went on and I decided to do surgery. My son sawed off the crochet hook end of the bottom whorl spindle and screwed in a cup hook.
My odd little ball of yarn was well, strange! I could say the surgery was a success, but the patient died :(
I got a little understanding of how the fibers separate and a lot off knowlege about overspinning, heh. I am resisting the urge to order roving until I go to the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival in September. The plan is to sign up for a spinning class where no doubt I will lust after wheels, whorls,and yarns and dream of raising alpaca.
Of course I need a new hobby like I need a hole in my head.
Whine Ahead, stop now if you wanna get off!
I blame work for all this inertia in my crafting. The edict went out "We must change or die!". Being a detail, process type personality, generalities like that just make my head spin. I have to learn to stop those "tank" type personalities from running me over. It's cutting into my creative energy!@ OK, whine over.