Knitting Without Dog Hair Is Not an Option

Hi there - My name is Claudia. I live with my hubby and our two furry kids in Georgia, USA. Originally I am from Germany - southern belle from Bavaria replanted to the Southern US. I am very addicted to knitting - 4-5 projects going at the same time... What can I say...

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Location: Peckerwood, Georgia, United States

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Is Fall Inspiring for Spinning?

It's really funny, but the last few days I felt like I need to spin every day. Did I catch a really bad virus here or what? I can't believe it. ;-) But it sure feels good when you sit there and the wheel is humming and the bobbins are filling up.

After knitting at the library on Monday, I sat down and spun one of the gifts from Pixie. She gave me some beautiful Louet Corridale:

Louet Corriedale - Jade and Teal

Aren't those colors great? I couldn't help myself and spun up the whole pile of teal roving in one sitting.

And to relax I had to have some spinning oil. He-he-he...

Spinning Oil for Mommy Hermione, The Watch Dog

Hermione did not approve. ;-)

So, here is the Corridale:
All spun:

Corriedale Teal - Spun

All plied:

Corriedale Teal - 2-Ply

And all ready to knit:

Corriedale Teal - 2-Ply
App. 80 yards.

But I am also still knitting - don't worry. Of course on the Christmas gifts. After the hassle with not enough yarn for a little cardigan (another first attempt - this is the third project where I have some trouble), I had to toss the half finished project aside. Don't you hate that? Thank goodness for hubby and his willingness to rip.

So, I went out and bought new yarn - a different brand and enough this time. And I changed the pattern, too. I'll probably knit the Swing Thing eventually, but now I am making the Haiku. It's a great pattern because you can use any yarn. You make a swatch and then you calculate with your gauge how many stitches you'll need to cast on, etc. Has some math but not too bad. It is knitted sideways - very cute. AND supereasy, mostly garter stitch:

Haiku Jacket

Yarn: Jo-Ann Sensations Bellezza Collection Dolcetto
Needles: US #5

And here is a Fall-related quiz I found this morning.

You Belong in Fall

Intelligent, introspective, and quite expressive at times... You appreciate the changes in color, climate, and mood that fall brings. Whether you're carving wacky pumpkins or taking long drives, autumn is a favorite time of year for you

Hmm - how true. I really like the change of season a lot. And I can't wait to bundle up in more than just a T-shirt. It's still pretty warm around here - in Georgia. This morning on my walk to the office, I had to take my jacket off. Go figure - I'll never wear a chunky sweater around here, dangit! ;-)

2 Comments:

Blogger Pixiepurls said...

I know you are so proud of those singles, LOOK at how even they are!! You're spinning skill has doubled, tripled sence you started!! AMAZING!

3:39 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Jane said...

I'm glad I got a chance to see all of that last night. Lovely, all of it! And I also saw your post on the SNB group about the British eBay seller. Another resolution bites the dust! hee hee

3:48 PM GMT-5  

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