I could not wait to spin all my cotton to try out my Anything but Lazy Kate. I had my first bobbin of cotton wound off on 5 plastic bobbins and had spun about 3/4 of a second Hansen Woolee Winder bobbin full. I made a 3 ply and have yet to soak and dry it. The Kate really worked well without any additional tensioning. I may ply a second skein before finishing the rest of my Ewa Beach cotton.
Very little knitting has been going on. I wanted to make a hooded cowl after watching Seventh Son. Jeff Bridges has a cowl that has a nice drape and reminds me a lot of
by Lion Brand Yarn and Number 4 sister was nice enough to pick up the Thick and Quick with some coupons. The contruction intrigued me so I knit it up. Two skeins. Face has been blurred to protect the hopelessly paranoid. It's basically a garter stitch rectangle. Instead of binding off I folded the piece in half and grafted the end off. With the beginning yarn, I sewed up the sides. It made for a pointy hood and something very wam and cozy. Not for Hawaii, though and not very drapey. It was fun to make.
I found a quilt I made a while back, back before I knew much about quilting. It was a sad thing with a folded over border, that didn't even have batting all the way to the edge. The fabric is a bit spotted and the quilting bad. There are a million puckers. But it is one of my very favorite patterns, Storm at Sea and it is nice and soft. So I decided to trim off the weird border and bind it, and use it.