One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady

How I spent my time off

November 13th, 2011 · 2 Comments

I think, for a change, I made some productive use of my couple of days off between jobs.  As I start the new job tomorrow, the time for getting things done is quickly dwindling to an end.  While one of the options for the last couple of days was to work on the iPhone app, I decided to take  a vacation from the computer.  So beyond checking email and doing a little online shopping (new shoes from Zappos are on their way!), I stayed away.  I spent my time in a decidedly fiberlicious way.

I spun:

  • Fiber:  Forbidden Woolery – Falkland
  • Colorway:  Tabula Rasa
  • Yardage:  438 yds / 4oz
  • Spun/Plied on the Matchless – 2 ply
  • Fiber:  Forbidden Woolery – BFL
  • Colorway:  Werewolf
  • Yardage:  192 yds/ 4oz
  • Spun on Sidekick – 2 ply / Plied on Matchless

It wasn’t all finished yarn around here.  I started a new project on a wheel that you’ll probably see more of again.  I forgot how much I loved this wheel:  The Vermont Wheel!  Not sure how that happened, but there you have it.  I brought her back upstairs to my room a few weeks ago and have gotten back into using it.  I’ve finally gotten around to trying a fiber that’s been marinating for a little while.

Cupcake Fibers – SW Merino/ Nylon in Garden Series II.  It is a delight to spin!  I have both greens and light pinks done.  Just have the third color to finish up.  On the Vermonter, this is spinning up very fine.  I’ll have a nice 3ply sock at the end of this.>

 Friday night I finished Alexander’s 2011 DriveThru.

  • Pattern:  DriveThru
  • Yarn:  Valley Yarns Colrain
  • Needles:  US7
  • Size: 10
  • Started: 10/30/11
  • Finished: 11/11/11

I had Kat try on Alex’s sweater.  While it was large on her (she probably needs the size 8), she wants me to make the larger size.  We had picked stash yarn to knit this for her in shades of Cascade 220. Maybe that means she’ll wear it longer 😉  She stopped wearing the last one because it was itchy.  Sadly that version was also 220 and if I made the new one from the same yarn, it would be just as itchy.  So off we went to Yarn Diva on Saturday to pick out a new yarn.  Of all the nice wools in the store, what did the monster pick?  Patons Canadiana.  Acrylic.  Ugh.  At least its a decent acrylic.  Glad I took her to a yarn store and not someplace like AC Moore 😉  I cast on and am 2″ short of the armpits now.  Why yes, I have been lazy, sitting around knitting and spinning!

Which I’m going back to doing now 😉  Turning in early as I have to be at the Flatiron Building tomorrow morning by 8:45AM for ORIENTATION!  And yes, this will be a much better commute.  I’m returning to the train to Hoboken, followed by the PATH.   The office is a 2 block walk from the PATH station.  Will be nice to return to Manhattan from that exile in the hinterlands Brooklyn.
Craft on!

Tags: Kids · Spinning