Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spring Break...


I broke through my knitting impasse and got my next big project on the needles. Perfectionism really is the enemy of creativity. Sometimes you just have to do something, anything, just to get the process started. The main part of this should be very simple and, I hope, striking.

I've finished spinning all the mossy merino/yak I had ready. I have more of both parts, but need to get Boris (the drum carder) from my friend Fern (the co-owner) to prep the rest of it. I'm very pleased with how it's turning out. I look at that yarn and think, "Yes, I can call myself a spinner now." And my brain is running circles trying to decide which fiber to throw on the wheel next. I'm leaning toward finishing up a batch of Shetland/black alpaca I bought at Wisconsin Sheep & Wool in the fall. I'm making a nice DK-ish 3 ply out of it. I got about half way through the pound I bought in the fall before I got distracted by other stuff.

Our weather today is just glorious and yesterday was lovely, too. Sad to say, though, that we might get 9" of snow in the next 24 hours!!! Just when we thought it might really be ending. Of course, the days following that will be warming up some, so even if we do get a big dump of the white stuff, it truly cannot last long at this point. Right? Still, looking out the window at the bright blue cloudless sky, it's hard to imagine where all that snow's going to come from.

8 comments:

jpknits said...

Do my eyes deceive me, or is that some of the subtle coloration of your Kauni purchase peeping through the winding of the yarn ball back there?

Lovely start. Here's hoping for less snow in this midwest band than is predicted, though I confess every time I hear or see a weather announcement the numbers go up.

Bezzie said...

Oh man, I want some of that snow!!

I like that big ball o'light colored yarn--did you wind that?

Batty said...

Beautiful start! And that yellow-brown disk of yarn... drool.

See, it's so pretty, it's making me incoherent!

Cindy G said...

"Hard to imaginge where all that snow's going to come from." That is exactly what I was thinking this afternoon.

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Ditto the snow question. I recognized the Kauni also, but the very round ball of pink attracts me much more. I have nothing original here. I call ditto in advance to the rest to any new comments that come along.

Elizabeth said...

Both of those are Kauni. The lighter one goes from tan/beige through pale pink and back. And yes, I did wind it by hand! It's on a thick cardboard cone that had been in some other yarn (Jim's fisherman rib sweater) and I thought I could wind a cone-shape. Whatever. It works.

Mango said...

Of course, the days following that will be warming up some, so even if we do get a big dump of the white stuff, it truly cannot last long at this point. Right?

*snort*
*giggle*

Riiiiight, just keep telling yourself that...

All I want, with the very essence of my being, is to be go outside without a coat.

MollyBeees said...

It's striking already! Love the motif! It looks Aztec!