I think I started the new year in the right way – finished a project, and finished plying yarn that’s been hanging out on the bobbins since last August….I think its a good omen for the new year (or it will be the only two things I finish!)
I finished the scarf I made from the yarn spun from Lisa’s roving. And I must say – amazing! I think its sort of like Trekking in the subtle striping. Very soft – and the finished scarf has that soft crunchiness I really love (weird, eh?). Cieara is pleased with it, and I’m very happy to knit with something I spun up. If Lisa ever decides to do this and sell – buy it! Its really nice roving and yarn.
I am also very happy that I finally finished plying up my Crown Mountain Farm Sock Hop roving – I started this last summer, and those bobbins have been just lying around the wheel collecting dust. I couldn’t stand it anymore, so I spent about an hour or so yesterday plying it up.
This doesn’t actually show the color too well, but if I wait for the sun, I won’t be posting until the weekend. The colorway is Say a Little Prayer – you can get a better sense of the colors from their picture. I spun up about 380 yards of DK weight; its superwash wool, so its perfect for socks. I actually have more roving I didn’t spin and some singles I didn’t ply, so if I run out I can always add more. I must say – this was a pretty good value. 8 oz’s of roving for $17, and there is enough to make socks or even lace weight if you can spin that fine. It was nice to spin, and I would buy more of this.
So today was the first day back at work after a week off….first day back on Jenny Craig….and first day not smoking. Not a bad day – but its been a struggle. My natural inclination when quitting smoking is to eat. And I can’t. Carrots just don’t cut it. Sigh….but one day down. Larry and I went through the house last night throwing out all evidence that we ever smoked so that this morning it would be easier for us. Good plan – except when I put on my coat and found a full pack. Sigh…threw them out. Then I got to work, and someone brought me a full carton that they had bought for me in the South. Double sigh….but I stayed strong (ok, I have to admit – I really was tempted and got a bit whiny after that). OK, enough whining. Sorry – just couldn’t help it.
OK, time to go work on my projects…I thought I’d end with this classic “I wish she’d leave me alone” teenager picture…