One Crazy Fiber Lady

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Old Things

November 4th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Last weekend, before the storm hit, I picked up some new storage bins and wound up cleaning out the closet in my bedroom.  I got rid of some stuff, removed the seasonal clothes and behind a tower of shoe boxes, found a box of old knitting projects that had fallen off the active list for a variety of reasons.

I found the Pinwheel Sweater that I started knitting back in the summer of 2006.  I’m ashamed to admit that it hadn’t seen any forward progress since the last time I’d posted about it here.  I’d gotten past the decreases in the first sleeve, which left nothing more than a sleeve and a half to do.  The yarn for the sleeves had been conveniently tucked away with the sweater.  Unfortunately the needle had not.  I decided to finish this one up.  Thank goodness for the blog postings, I could determine what size needle I’d used.  I picked up the stitches and finished the first sleeve Saturday night in front of the TV.  I did the second on Sunday.  All that remains is to block this.

In the end, about a month’s worth of knitting took 6+ years to complete!

Anyone remember this?

Yup, she’s back in active rotation.  I removed the sleeves and will finish this as a vest.  I finished the armhole edges last night and picked up the collar.

In the meantime, I finished off a pair of socks:

The yarn is Forbidden Woolery in Witches’ Ashes colorway.  I knit these on a US0 over 56 st.  I cast on another pair at the rec center while we were charging and warming on Friday.  This time using some vintage Socks That Rock in Little Bunny Foo Foo colorway.

Finally, I started spinning for a sweater project.  I saw Party Mix on Knitty and knew I had to make it.  I picked up a bit of fiber at Rhinebeck to spin for it.

I have 12 ozs of each:  Succubus in Polwarth/Silk  and Children of Time in Merino/Silk.  I spun up the first braid of Succubus during the blackout, though plying waited until yesterday when the lights were back on and the house was warm enough to spend the day in.

It seems appropriate to be spinning for this sweater on my Golding as the designer was instrumental in getting the wheel to me!

Okay, back to laundry punctuated by Damask Kauni.

Craft on!

Tags: Adult · Kauni Damask · Spinning

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lynne s of oz // Nov 4, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    I am glad to hear that things are returning to normalish for you. Hope the boat has relatively little damage to it.
    I’ve started buying amounts of tops/roving larger than 4oz. I can’t do much with that little unless I spin it laceweight.
    I remember that rainbow sweater! I lusted after it (hello, colour!) and thought you were very brave since it needs steeking but yesterday I cut my first steek and now the world is my oyster! And I knitted a pinwheel sweater not long after you but finished mine before I hit Rhinebeck.

  • 2 Donna // Nov 8, 2012 at 10:43 am

    What a fun looking sweater. That might be added to my list. I like the idea of using up bits of fiber that I have.

    I have a couple of projects that are in time out. I really should get them back in rotation and just finish them. It feels good to get them done.