Monday, January 19, 2009

giddyup - spin-cessful!

I have a skein of handspun that has made me squee with delight...ah. I looked at it, held it, talked to it, rocked it - yay - loving this handspun. I might just dress it up and put it in a pram - my baby. 140 usable yards - I'm pretty excited.

yarn love mosaic
Yarn Love superwash merino in Fairy Tale

I was off today and spun some more and watched the last bits of Band of Brothers. I had a chance to go to Slumdog Millionaire by my lonesome - but I was too lazy. Or maybe I was enjoying the house to myself? I confess, I read The Story of Edgar Sawtelle and napped under my heated throw blanket - not a bad day. not one bit.

I also did some secret knitting - my knitting penpal, Christine, and I have a little single sock swap coming up - I'm in love with this sock - I can't wait to share... Meanwhile my Inga Hat and Acer sweater languish. And did you see Kirsten's new mitten pattern? I need another day off.

yay tomorrow btw. historical. wonderful. hopeful.


Blogger Renee said...

Your handspun in GORGEOUS!!

6:36 PM  
Blogger MollyBeees said...

Very Pretty! You will be joining us at Susan's Fiber Shop's Spinning Retreat on March 29,30,31 in Columbus, RIGHT?

9:16 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Love the handspun -- it's very bright and cheerful. I was so pleased to have today off, too. Lots of knitting, reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, listening to NPR, and doing laundry.

BTW, a heated throw?!?! Intriguing! I love Kirsten's new mitten pattern, too, but I need to finish up some big projects first.

9:56 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

That is absolutely yarn love!! So so pretty!!

9:58 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

That handspun is beautiful! Congratulations!
Can't wait for tomorrow. I've got a few of my best buddies coming over to watch the festivities, eat, knit & spin.

10:51 PM  
Blogger Micki said...

Beautiful yarn! I totally understand the desire to treat handspun skeins as babies. My stash closet is turning into quite the nursery.

5:05 AM  
Blogger Knitterella said...

Sounds like an Awesome day off! Love days like that.

Love your handspun too!

6:10 AM  
Blogger bockstark.knits said...

Dude, that is freaking gorgeous!!!

6:41 AM  
Blogger Morticcia said...

Lovely lovely handspun. :-)

8:50 AM  
Blogger Hilary said...

Haha...I have so many things in the knitting queue that now I want another day off, too! I hate when my stupid job gets in the way of my fiber adventures. :)

Gorgeous handspun!

10:08 AM  
Blogger Ella said...

Mmm. Yummy yarn. :D

1:50 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

It's lovely! Given the choice, I'd pick having the home to myself too. I live for those moments!

2:36 PM  
Blogger The A.D.D. Knitter said...

The new TTL pattern? I cast on for it this morning!!

3:53 PM  
Blogger YarnSnob said...

I can see why you love this handspun, its gorgeous!

6:39 AM  
Blogger mle said...

Oh I am in love with that handspun!! so gorgeous!

9:27 AM  
Blogger t does wool said...

ahh...that handspun...oh my,luscious!! and I have Edgar...just haven't got around to it yet...I need 36hrs to a day,I tell you...

5:42 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Your handspun is just yummy!! Great job! BTW, How did you like the book? I see it come through the library all the time, but not sure what I think about it.

6:11 PM  
Anonymous PaulaPurl said...

Hi, glad I found your blog. I, too, love to knit and read. Do either of you listen to audiobooks while you knit? I've tried but I still prefer curling up with a good old paper book. I wished I liked the audiobooks as I could then indulge in both hobbies at the same time. What do you prefer?

8:33 PM  
Blogger peaknits said...

I occasionally listen to podcasts while I knit or audiobooks while I read but I prefer a good ole paper book too!:)

9:35 PM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

Oh, that handspun looks delicious! Tuesday was an amazing day. I couldn't help but wipe away a tear as I saw all those people in the mall. What an amazing thing!
Hope - that's what we're all about!

5:05 AM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

Love it! I can't wait to see what you knit with it.

7:16 AM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

i am impressed! so impressed!!
fabulous handspun.

10:10 PM  
Anonymous kim said...

Amazing handspun. Really!

8:00 AM  
Blogger Nell said...

I can't wait to see Slumdog. It's looks amazing. And it's getting such good reviews!

12:48 AM  

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