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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

look familiar?

Not much progress, is there? Good news, though....I've got 5 more skeins of ShineWorsted coming. No idea if they had the same dye lot but I'll deal with that when the stuff gets here (I did ask for that dye lot, if available).

I went to my first Night Knitters meeting of the DHKG (Dallas Hand Knitters Guild) last night. Just what I was looking for --- people who actually 'get' the whole fiber addiction thing! I had seen most of them at the two Guild meetings I've attended (as a guest), but this gave me an opportunity to actually chat with them...and knit, of course. It's not a large group, there were six knitters there last night. One of the ladies said that it's usually between four and ten.

It's funny, they recognized me by the Fair Isle knitting. I had shown it off at the last guild meeting - apparently, there aren't a whole lot of Fair Isle knitters in the group (OK, I admit I was trying to impress by showing off the most complicated thing I've got on the needles right now - sad, isn't it) . I did manage to get a few rounds done, the first I've managed in a while. It's not a UFO, it's just a very slooow WIP.

Managed to finish spinning up the lilac Shetland batt this week - pictures to come! Looks like about 125 yds of heavy worsted weight 2-ply (just what I wanted and not bad for spindle spinning). I have a tendency to make lace or sport weight usually - a conscious effort went into making it heavier for the future sweatshirt jacket . Of course, I've got that very large box of gray roving to start on now.

I really need to get the spinning wheel out for that if I'm planning on knitting the jacket in this decade.


Blogger Lorraine The Knitting Hammy said...

Hi again- True dyed-in-the-wool Fair Islers are a very small percentage of knitters. But you're in very good company!

6:44 PM  
Blogger Marina said...

What? Guess you don't believe in living dangerously ;-)

I've been waiting a long time to see someone actually spin enough yarn for a sweater, so this is going to be quite exciting!

5:24 AM  

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