Aegean Superwash Scarf

So, I finally plied and washed one 4-oz. bobbin of the Aegean Superwash wool. I plied the single with purple thread. It’s squishy. And uneven, of course, but not super-thick and not as uneven as most of what has come before.

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I decided to use the 25mm knitting needles to get that loosey goosey gauge that works so well here where it hardly ever gets cold. So I can, you know, actually wear it.

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The knitting went quickly with the giant needles. I started and finished it between assignments, which is pretty amazing considering how busy I’ve been with work.

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Switching Gears

And, here is another picture of the hand warmer things, because, despite (or because of) it being hot (and freezing because of air-conditioning), my hands are always cold. These are great for typing. Also, I haven’t knitted anything else since I finished these.

Hand Warmer Thing

But, what I have started doing again is spinning. Well, sort of. I’ve been plying a little and also bought more fiber (that counts, right?).

Corriedale

I got a pound of natural Corriedale, and 16 oz. of a crazy mix called Elemental Mix #8 in Obsidian.

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It’s pretty. So pretty that I’m going to have to psych myself up before I start on it.

Obsidian

In the meantime, I need to wash more of the Blackface and Corriedale blend that I plied with gold thread to set the twist.

 

In Which There Was Little to No Progress

Well, I’m not managing to get much of anything done lately, but here’s a roundup of odds and ends that I managed.

About half the Aegean superwash is spun. I haven’t plied or set the twist yet, though. Not sure what I’m going to do for plying.

Spun Aegean

I (mostly) finished off the Blackface and Corriedale (what’s left is for spindle fun). I still need to ply this bobbin with gold thread and then set the twist.

More Blackface and Corriedale

I dug out some Halloween fabric that my sister gave me. Haven’t done anything with it, though.

It's Coming

I broke down and got a swift and ball winder in the interests of my sanity.

Ball Winder

And, so then I made some balls. (The white was wound sloppily on a nostepinne.)

Balls o' Yarn

Working Through the Weekend

I’ve been working like mad with hardly any time to do anything else, and it’s been stressful, because complications always happen.

My stress-relief outlet suffered the consequences of serving its purpose. I cut it crazy crooked, then sewed it anyway. Look at those lovely corners. It is my first draw-string bag, and I’ll probably make more, though hopefully less sloppy.

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It’s the only thing I’ve managed to make, with the exception of a bit more yarn, although only enough to fill some valleys. I’m new enough at this that it’s not really stress relief, but more tension. I do it anyway.

A Bit More Yarn

My dress form came in from Amazon today. It was cheap, but I really wanted one, so I’m pretty excited. I needed something to cheer me up.

Dress Form with Shawl