Monday, April 09, 2012

Happy Spring...

This little one is home with strep throat today - happy Spring!

n e s t superwash merino roving in Truffula Trees

Look at this beauty. Kind of makes you want to spin, right? Well, that is what I am hoping. I have had a super long hiatus from my wheel and need to decide what to do - keep the wheel as an expensive piece of modern art, actually spin on it OR sell it. It's such a tough choice. I really love how handspun yarn looks, and I think I have even spun some worthy yarns - yet - it is tough to take time out before actually knitting to spin. I saw nest fiber studio over at Ravelry, and it was love on sight. Jennifer has such a gift for saturated, jewel tones. Now, to spin or not to spin, that is the question. In any case, the roving makes for a gorgeous boa.

In other news - I have been knitting, and knitting in circles. I have successfully avoided complicated, thoughtful WIP's the past few weeks. After starting several sock mysteries and the Color Affection Shawl (of boredom), I just needed to get away to some total TV knitting. I have knit three pairs of stockinette socks on a row - well, I am on my 6th sock right now - adding a garter heel to jazz up the monotony and trying my hand at short row heels for something different. I kind of like the squooshy-ness of the garter. The pattern in the Handspun Show Off pattern, which I think works nicely to show up the super variegated-ness of this yarn.

All Things Heather in an unknown colorway

Using yarn that has been in my stash one month short of 5 years feels pretty darned good too. I am pretty sure All Things Heather isn't even available anymore, which makes this like a classic or something. It's been fun to knit - I imagine icees and cotton candy as I knit around to each new color.

Lastly, is anyone watching Game of Thrones on HBO this season? It is not too late, the second episode just aired. It is like total debauchery with a story...


Anonymous Kristy said...

Happy spring to you! I've never tried to spin because I don't want to detract from my knitting time, BUT I love handspun yarn. It's probably cheaper to make it than to buy it :)

Pretty sock! All stockinette socks are just what is needed sometimes.

I JUST finished watching the first episode of GoT. It looks like a winner to me. We don't have HBO, so I'll probably have to wait until each season comes out on DVD.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

I am so with you on this! I was just looking at my hoard of fiber... from when I was signed up to too many clubs. I want to get back into spinning it. The problem was the toddler and her fascination with it. But now that she is three I think that excuse has gone... Time to get spinning. I was thinking of getting out something I didn't really love to start back in, but now I think I'll follow your lead and get something I love so that I can really enjoy the process. Happy spinning!

11:14 PM  
Blogger Hilary said...

Ugh, strep throat. :( I hope she feels better soon!

That roving...YUMMMMMM. That's gotta make a girl feel better! Don't sell your wheel just yet...inspiration may well strike and you'll be bummed it's gone.

And yes, I totally got into Game of Thrones right when they started replaying the first season in last March. "Total debauchery with a story"...YES, you could not have said it better! I love the show, but I'm starting to wish I could un-see some of the stuff in the last episodes. Like the whole infanticide thing. And the daughter wives. Depressing!

11:52 AM  

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