One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady

getting figgy with it

June 2nd, 2010 · 5 Comments

I know it has been a while and I won’t begin to apologize. Work has been seriously kicking my butt for the last month. We had a service pack release that I was the lead developer (and for a while the only developer) on, as well as the build specialist compiling the package for deployment. I’ve put in a bulk of extra hours with little desire to spend additional tine with a computer. The beloved iPad has seen most usage as a book reader with bejeweled thrown in when the brain was totally fried 😉

While I haven’t been doing much else at night before collapsing into bed, there has been spinning while watching the Red Sox on Extra Innings. The pictured skein is from the monthly spin-a-long with Into The Whirled fiber. If I remember correctly, this fiber was the April-May offering of “Just Fig” color way in Falklands wool. If I’m wrong would someone comment with the corrected info please? I spun it three ply (like the last selection – return to warmth) on the new CPW that I bought at MDSW. Love that wheel, as well as Cris’ fibers. She does a beautiful job. Again, the day it was plied it was skeined up and washed. Two days after that – when I had finished the Pink Cadillac socks – the yarn met the needles.

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I have a small problem though. I started the sock using my new Signature dpn needles. Love the needles but they are a tad too short so I’m going to return them for the 8″ set. Instead of waiting to finish the remaining 1/4 of the first sock like a sane person, I swapped in the knitpicks circular and went back to magic looping. When I tried on the finished sock I found that my gauge had changed with the needles. The circs was a tad looser and I have to admit that I like it better. Soooo this pair of socks will actually be three. I started the second sock (pictured) and am creeping up on the heel now. When I’m done, I’ll rip out the first one and re-knit it. Sigh.

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That’s about it for now. Train is almost in Hoboken.

Craft on!

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Tags: Socks · Spinning

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Laurie // Jun 2, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Not surprised by the gauge change. Like the color progression.

    It was so much fun seeing you on Saturday!

  • 2 Tina M. // Jun 2, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Ooh… love seeing both your Just Figs and Maeghan’s, great job! It’s a shame about having to restart, but I think you have far more patience than I do.

    It was great seeing you on Saturday, looking forward to doing wedding stuff together. 🙂

  • 3 dorre // Jun 2, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    so pretty… love the figgy color 🙂

  • 4 Elsie // Jun 2, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    the yarn and the socks are beautiful!

  • 5 Kris // Jun 3, 2010 at 6:55 am

    I’ve noticed the same issue with gauge change when changing between circulars and straights — and sometimes just changing between my knitpicks circulars and a 12″ bamboo circular.

    The yarn you spun is absolutely lovely.