She seeketh wool and flax and worketh willingly with her hands. --Proverbs 31:13

10/30/2005

I have been meaning to post since Friday, but I got distracted. There has just been a lot to do. In the meantime though I got a couple of projects started. I swatched for a cabled cardigan in Lionbrand fishermans wool. The pattern called for size 8 needles, and I finally got gauge with size 5 needles. I usually don't have a problem with gauge but I did this time. Once I figured out what size needles to use, and what size I needed to make the sweater, I cast on. It's coming along okay I think. Then once I got that started, I got to thinking about something else I needed to do, and cast on for a lace scarf in the handspun alpaca I have been aging in the stash. It also is coming along okay. I knit a few rows on one, and when I start to get bored, I knit a few rows on the other.

I also finished up a few spinning projects this week. I finished some natural colored fleece I had been working on for no apparant reason, and spun up the rest of the chocolate brown alpaca in case I needed it for the lace scarf. There was a little bit of mixed colors of alpaca on a bobbin, so I plied those up, it made for an interesting yarn. I also wound a huge skein of yarn on my warping board so I could dye some self striping yarn for mittens for one of the kids, but I haven't got around to dyeing it yet.

Fall is here. Now if it would just rain.

by Jan

2 comments:

Wool Winder said...

Wow, you've been busy! Do you have an apple tree? And, are those black walnuts? We used to have both kinds of trees when we lived in New Jersey, but I've forgotten what the nut casing looks like.

Laura said...

We got rain the past two nights... I'll send you some.

And that brown alpaca looks just yummy. I bet it's soft as a dream. :)