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

11/25/2005

Well, I haven't had a chance to post in a while, I have had things done, I just hadn't had a chance to sit down and post. These last few days have been really busy. I got a big chunk of time before and after dinner yesterday to wrok on the cabled sweater. I really think it is turning out nice, and despite it being slow, it was a very easy pattern to memorize.

I also finished the felted gloves for Reagan. I still have to knit a ribbing and sew it in to keep out any (very) hypothetical snow, but I think they turned out cute, and she likes them. Hopefully these will fit her a little longer than the fair isle ones I knit for her last year. She can't even get those on. I made these out of that self striping yarn I dyed, and it was a lot of fun. I have also been spinning and dyeing. I was reading on the internet during a bout of insomnia about Irish Tension. As in Scotch tension, you have a drive band and a brake band, the drive band goes around the bobbin whorl and the brake band around the flyer whorl. It is a little noisy on my wheel, but spun a very fine single with very little effort on my largest whorl. I also managed to get rid of a persistant squeaky gate sound coming from my front treadle by rubbing candle wax on the peice of wood that seperates them, and heavily oiling the leather ties that tie the treadles to the footmen. Hopefully that will last a while.  Posted by Picasa

3 comments:

Elaine said...

I really like the cable combo on the sweater - which pattern is it?

SIL Lori said...

Jan - Is Irish/Scottish Tension some type of PMS, music group or drink? I don't speak Knitese but your work is amazing. I admire your skills girl!

Wool Winder said...

The sweater is coming along nicely. Love the stripes on the felted mittens. It may not snow much where you live, but I'm sure there will be days when nice warm mittens will be appreciated.