Well, it’s taken me ages to get this post up today because I feel like CRAAAAAP. I’ve still got a cough (although it’s a bit better today). I managed to confuse my eyeballs by spinning and watching TNG for a few hours this afternoon, even though it wasn’t any longer or different than other times I spin! My vision got funny and I couldn’t see properly. Seems to have gone away after a bit of a lie-down, though. And I’ve got a killer headache that refuses to go away despite a banana, water, and painkillers. Owie.
Anyway, what did I make during that spinning session? I finished up the spring-pea singles from before, and made a big skein of 2ply (too scattered to figure the yardage), about 14-15 wpi. (P.S. The colour sucks in these photos, overcast day – a bit more accurate in the photo from this post)
With the leftover singles, I made my first cabled yarn! This is about 44 yards. I think the structure is pretty awesome, although in some areas there’s much more twist in one of the plies.
In other handspun goodness, I started knitting a Flower Basket Shawl out of the fleece artist wool/silk I spun up awhile ago! I looooove it, even though it is multicoloured lace ; )
I’m starting to get the hang out the pattern, too, so I might just be able to memorize it.
Lastly, I wanted to share a super sweet gesture from one of my readers, Dotty – she made a top down cardi from my pattern, and sent me a (totally unnecessary) gift!
This was her Olympic “alternate” project and her first lace!
Thanks so much Dotty!