I have been spinning a yarn. . . on my new wheel, Kirsten:
The beginning of this bobbin is a mess, since I was having problems with getting the take up on the wheel, but I got it now! And Look!! Do you see it?? The sun was shining and I caught it on that shot! This fiber was purchased from PortFiber on Etsy. I actually tried to find this brick and mortar shop the last time I went home to Maine, but just couldn’t find it on Congress Street. Anyway, this is a Superwash Merino that I was really not all that happy with when I got it, the colors were not what I expected (monitors being different and all that jazz.) So, I didn’t mind fussing with it to learn my new wheel.
Now that I got it going, I think it’s beautiful. See? Sometimes, you just gotta take that leap of faith, I guess. Since I have been playing with Kirsten so much, my Ravelympic sock entry has suffered, so I hunkered down to get that first sock done by the end of Friday! Go, June, go!
Yeah, well, I had to add another 6 stitches to the leg to make it large enough to go around my foot/ankle/leg opening and after that addition, the yarn started pooling instead of striping. Yuck. I know a lot of people love the pool, and I do too when I can swim in it, but I don’t like it on my socks!
This sock has two lifelines in it and a stitch “Marker” to mark the stitch that will be cut to open the leg. I just didn’t get to do that, I plan to make these again, only in different yarn. So, I withdrew my entry in the sock event, and I am continuing on with the WIP event, with my Tasha Shawl:
How boring is that shot? Will I cross the finish line on time? I don’t know . . .Kirsten has such a pull on me right now! But, it’s been fun trying anyway!