Spinning, knitting, entering contests, and birthdays…
I wanted to update you all with how the Romney plied up – as you can see, the result is as beautiful as the fiber I began with.
As you can see, I cast on last night for Saranac and got through the first repeat and a couple rows into repeat number two while watching American Idol, which I have to tell you, is hilarious this year. A certain new judge has added a delightful new twist to the show. Anyways, I love knitwear designers whose patterns are so intuitive. Maybe I am becoming a better knitter because I used to struggle to “read my knitting” but now it is something I do with ease. I prefer to think it is the genius of the designer and I am sticking to that statement.
Gentle Reader, there are no words to adequately express the joy of knitting with yarn you created. I do not know what I like more, spinning such beautiful string or knitting with it. Regardless, both are occupying my mind during most of my waking hours.
I am surely glad for the abundance of fiber I got from one certain enabler some years ago, and equally glad that I did not attempt to spin the fiber upon purchase. I have some vintage Briar Rose Fibers BFL in the Thunderstorm color way that is on its way to becoming the yarn for Viaduct.
This is also a new process for me – I am looking at fiber in new ways and actually seeing projects that I could make from them. I am not sure if it is the air, the change of scenery, the change in seasons, or some other mystical happening but I sure do like it!
I am uber-excited for this new spinning book to come out. All this newfound fibery creativity unleashed after devouring it is sure to be a scary thing. Look out sheep farmers, that’s all I can say!
Speaking of sheep – I will get this little (okay, not so little) gem sent off this week to enter in an upcoming fiber contest. Cross your fingers with me that the judges appreciate it as much as it is by me!
Lastly, my baby turns 22 today which in itself is a thing of wonder because I swear to you that it was just yesterday he was born! Happy Birthday Sam, I love you crazy much.