Confessions of a Sloppy Knitter
SO THERE - I have hardly room to spin and the dogs just barely fit on the futon. I thought if I take pictures and out myself, I might get some motivation to clean up and organize the room. There's nothing gross - just paper messy, knitting project messy, etc. No rotting garbage or anything like that... thankfully...
I am hoping to have this started and finished soon. Send motivating vibes! Of course, the bigger the mess gets the less I want to deal with it...
SOOOOOOOO - what's happening knitting-wise? A LOT!
I finished two socks - not matching - look for yourself:
I will call these Popsicle Cables. The pattern is inspired by Sensational Knitted Socks, and I dyed the Knitpicks Bare with lemon and strawberry Great Value™ Drink Mix.
See, I told you they were different. ;-) These socks I call Snaky Chevons. The way the colors stripe around the sock reminds me of snakes. The pattern, again, is inspired by Sensational Knitted Socks. This time it is a toe-up with short rows and a short row heel.
And I finished some spinning - a 3-day weekend is definitely helpful:
300 yards of single ply Alpaca/Tussan Silk (19 wpi)
I am eyeing a nice lace shawl pattern with this. I think I should have enough. I thought about plying it but then it came very evenly twisted from the bobbin and I thought - oh no baby, you will be single. More yardage for me!
I also tested some Merino/Bombyx Silk mix which I got from the owner of Knitch last week. And it turned into a nice 2-ply:
Very soft and yummy - I love the colors. Don't they remind you of somebody?
Have a great Wednesday - I am headed to a SNB meeting.