I'm barely on top of it all these days. Work, family, home improvement, knitting, spinning and oh don't forget to walk the dog... whew!
Last weekend I drove my mom in the rain to Toronto to get her pottery supplies at Tuckers. We had fun in spite of the weather but I caught a cold and that's why there was no blog post.
I'm still spinning and something just clicked this week. I'm getting a fingering weight now on my 50g spindle which is awesome, plus I'm past the park and draft. I'm not trying to make yarn for a project with the Targhee Koigu braid. Instead I'm trying to learn to make good yarn. Easier said than done, but I'm getting there.
I knit my first handspun into a hat, which has already been adopted by a teenaged girl. It's my fault because I asked her to try it on and she squealed. Who can resist a squeal for hand knits?
I've also finished another pair of socks. I'm getting a supply in before the really cold weather hits so that my family has warm feet. This pair will be going to Luke, who very much appreciates his handknit socks.
I was trying to use every last bit of yarn in the skein so I worked these toe up with an afterthought heel. I was too aggressive though and ended up short by just three little rows at the end of the heel. So I subbed in some Trekking and you can barely tell. At least I think so. Can you see which sock I had to fudge?