knitting, spinning and broken bones
At last I have cast off the February Ladies Sweater, whew - it's blocking and I am praying - that it will dry my size, if by magic. If it does not fit accross my bust like I hope I plan to add this modification, an added button band - clever - but here's hoping it does not come to that. Thank you all for your generous input about my buttons - I am going wood for this sweater but I might try to tailor my next sweater project to work with those metal ones if I can - since I do love the intricate detail. Yes, I did say "next" sweater. This is only my second official sweater - the FLS has been such a fun knit, I want more - I am planning to have another cheap romp with a sweater soon - sorry socks.
This week I have been spinning a little bit here and there - here is my first semi-useable two ply...maybe a coaster? :)
Flawful Fibers Shetland Magoo
I'm fighting with my wheel to get the two ply to spin onto the bobbin - I said the "f" work several times - not the typical vision of a milkmaid spinning, but ah well. I have been spinning up pencil roving at the suggestion of my own spinning fairy godmother at Bockstark Knits, what a difference that makes - so little drafting to be done to get skinny and presentable singles, at least I hope - we'll see come ply-day.
I'm really hoping the wheel class at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool will be the "ah-ha" moment for me. fingers crossed. If you happen to get to the S & W (Sept 5-7), chocolatesheep is planning an after-party - no doubt a far cry from the after parties of college - far more fun and I won't spend $5 for a cup I won't use. However, I am still happy to be a desinated driver if anyone is interested...
Lastly, my eldest broke her arm this week - dangerously close to a growth plate, - sheesh, I've seen about enough of the hospital lately:) She may have to have surgery if things shift - here's hoping faith is on our side again. She is being a rock star about the discomfort and has been somewhat humble about the gifts she has garnered...I think she is seeing the silver lining of breaking a bone, em.