around n round she goes

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Around and round

I'm spinning again... My usual lazy woman's version of spinning uses a support spindle (that I usually use more like a bottom whorl) to make singles, then a top whorl spindle to ply.

I've got something shy of 2 pounds of washed x-bred white wool that I bought a few years ago from Hardscrabble Farms on eBay. It's pretty nice and I'm just spinning off the lock. The bits of hay (not much) are falling out pretty easily as I spin and I'm ending up with a fingering weight? 2 ply yarn.

I'm thinking about another shawl out of my Wrapped in Comfort book. I may even start it before I've finished spinning - just to add to the excitement. I did take the precaution of weighing my completed skeins and the remaining wool so I'm pretty darn sure this time that I'll have enough to complete a good-sized shawl.

And since the spinning is only so-so on portability (it's a little ackward to take out at the restaurant), I'm also working on a Socks that Rock sock in Beryl medium weight.And this is what happens when you leave your comfy pillow on the couch for longer than a minute.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

When I finally grow up

You Should Be a Mechanic

You are logical, calm, and detail oriented.

You're rational when things are chaotic, and for you, reason always prevails.

And while you are guided by logic, you aren't a slave to it.

You're flexible when it counts. You are always open to being wrong.

You do best when you:

- Work with your hands

- Can use tools, machines, or equipment

You would also be a good architect or carpenter.