I can’t believe my luck – I really can’t. First I won a prize..and…I don’t normally work from home all that often – and this week, I get to do it twice! Today AND tomorrow. Because today I had to go to the eye doctor (which is fine now, of course) – so the person covering for my boss was all “hey, no problem”. (I was even luckier because my boss, who is normally sort of grinchy about the working from home thing, is on vacation!). It is so nice to be home at a reasonable time, with enough time to have a normal dinner, blog, knit. Ahhhhh – so nice. And the best part? I’m here tomorrow too! So I’ll be nice and rested for the weekend!
So there has been a lot of spinning lately on the blogs I read….which motivated me to start again….remember this? Well, now its becoming this…
Dyed in the Wool – superwash wool/sea cell blend. It is so nice to spin – very silky. I’m really enjoying it, and the colors are just gorgeous. I can’t wait to finish it – I want to make a scarf for it (right in time for summer!). And did you read the new Spin Off? Very good article on twist in plying – I’m still a beginning spinner, so I appreciate articles like that. I’m starting to really think about SOAR – it is close to where I live this year – wouldn’t it be great to go? Or there is a spinning retreat sponsored by the local spinning guild – I went a year ago and really liked it. But it is sort of lonely to go by myself (hint, hint local people!).
I had to frog Mr. Greenjeans all the way back – I don’t know how I did it but I had the wrong count in every single section – I don’t think I could do that again if I tried. Jeanne commented that she needs to keep a careful count with top down raglans….and I guess those are words to live by. I need to be a much more careful knitter overall – and I think this proves it. So I ripped it back, and cast on again. And this time I’m making sure that I keep track of where I am.
Ok, off to do some knitting! Enjoy your Friday ….you know I will!