Monday, February 22, 2010

Spinning change

I got a wheel. Louet S-17 kit, and it has made spinning go a wee bit faster than a spindle. I didn't realize until I sat down to spin last night how much I missed the quiet conversation that goes on between my mind and the spinning fiber, and the wheel. I'm so glad to have that comfort back.
Psst- that's my favorite chair and I used to keep it in Nicky's room, to sit with him as he fell asleep.

Below: My handspun 2-ply (on a spindle) alpaca/ silk, knit up into the beginnings of an EZ Pi Shawl. This shawl is memory knitting, in a way. As you knit on this shawl, it picks up the events in your life. I've made this one before, and I can remember being at *this* point when *this* happened.

I spindle spun and 2-plied this hand dyed BFL over the summer/ fall, and now the yarn is becoming a pair of just-above-the-ankle socks for me. The blue half-row knitted there is a placeholder for a heel.

Awww dat Nicky. He stayed home with us today, sick as heck. Puked on my twice. If it happens a third time, ...aww I can't even joke about leaving him outside... I'm a sucker for a sick kiddo.

On the wheel now: Mariner's Revenge, bought on Etsy. It's corriedale, my favorite wool, and I can't wait to make this up into more socks for me! I've knit a few pairs for DH and the kids but only one pair for me.


ArtSparker said...

Those are some big old eyes Nicky has.

jess said...

The better to size you up for the trunk, my dear. :D

Deborah said...

I like your blog's new look!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Jess Sweetie...
Thank you so much for stopping by. I so love company and new friends.

You mentioned my spoons. I just sort of told everyone what I had done, however I forgot to add that I did seal the picture (paper area) with Mod Podge. I use that stuff on everything. I put two coats of that on before I added the glitter edge. It seals the picture. I am going to work on some more, and if I figure out any better or a shortcut I will let you know sweetie.

I pray your little one gets to feeling better. It is so hard when they are sick.

Have a beautiful week sweetie. Country hugs...Sherry