Thank you all for your birthday wishes for my dad! He's had a great one I'm sure. :o) I wish you all a wonderful weekend! Oh, yeah! Spell checking is back! :o)
Friday, February 22, 2008
I love spinning pencil roving, and especially this blend (haven't had the pleasure of any other pencil roving yet). If you love to spin, and don't have a lot of time, this is perfect! You don't need to pre-draft anything, just sit down and go. It's lovely stuff, and I like it a lot. Of course Maggie's dye jobs are wonderful too, that makes it even more pleasurable.
I'm quite pleased with this yarn: 391yds, 2-ply, 15 WPI. I like the shine from the sea cell content. 70% superwash merino, 30% sea cell. This is the colorway "Coral Reef", as Maggie pointed out, and not "Fresh" as I called it before. I do have "Fresh" in my stash, but I'm saving it for last, since I've got 8oz of it, and this is only 4 oz.
Next on my spinning wheel is: "Sea Leaf" 4oz pencil roving, from Dyed in the Wool Handmade. Same as before merino/sea cell.
This past week, my daughter was home from University for reading week. She made these Knucks in two days. Now she's made something I haven't even tried yet - knitting fingers for her gloves, even if they are not up all the way to the finger tips, the process is the same. I saw a lot of ends to weave in. I think it will be a while for me to make some gloves. She stitched DUST on one mitt, and WIND on the other.
The doggies are taking a nap. Biko is bored out of her mind, but healing well.