I will admit that I have not been knitting much the past two weeks. Chalking this up to a suspected case of carpal tunnel I am trying to avoid and also to the fact that there is wool EVERYWHERE in my room, attaching itself to all my dark-colored yarns that I want to knit with (I swear I am going to make those black legwarmers for you someday Julie!). Why is there wool EVERYWHERE, you ask? Mainly because I don't have a vacuum cleaner.
But also because I made this:
|80 yards super bulky weight from KnitPicks Bare Merino roving. I'm have some dying plans for this one....purple, maybe?|
|the first ply of a two-ply something that I have planned...wool of some kind that I was given that is not as soft as Merino. Boring, boring color. All rolled up on a toilet paper roll for safe keeping until I do the second ply.|
All spun on my spindle, which is now starting to fall apart (I am not entirely clear on the qualities of a good spindle yet, but I am pretty sure they include having a hook that stays screwed in). I am not entirely sucking at this spinning thing anymore, even though I am still not super consistent with my width and might over spin it just a little bit (read: way too much). Need to go back to the Art League to play with the wheel some more, though...perhaps after acquiring some additional roving.