So yeah, Hi! How have ya been? I had a nice break. My first in what, five years? The technology is changing and it might be time for me to change with it. I'm contemplating Twitter, and I'm thinking about dropping blogging. Life is very full and busy right now. I'm not sure where the pieces fit. So my plan is to try blogging again, and see if I enjoy it or if it becomes one more chore. If a chore, then I'm afraid it must go.
There's still plenty of fiber fun going on. I've finished some hats, socks and the body of a sweater. I also made this, from my own spindle-spun yarn:
The pattern is Multnomah, but I added my own twist to it with a crochet picot bind off and a picot shell ruffle around the neck edge. It adds depth to a piece when a design element is layered; in this case, the element of scallops. I was careful not to block out the ruffles and the frilly picots. I especially love the loopy ends the crochet work added.
I've been admiring this ever since it came off my needles (and hook in this instance). I find it hard to believe that I made this yarn after only a few months of spinning. And I determined I had to get a wheel, because with more practice, how much better can I get!!
So, tonight I bought one, and it is here in my living room. Talk about your impulse purchases. Speaking of impulses, I have one right now to stop writing and go back to spinning.