Sunday, September 9

spin spin spin!

i went to the Kitchener/Waterloo Knitter's Fair yesterday with a friend, Sharon, and had a blast! well worth the drive. and next year i'm going to bring more money!! we met with two other gals from the Orangeville knitting group and i was really glad to see them again. Tracy is looking absolutely FABULOUS! and she wore a beautiful knit tank. and Cindy cracked me up as usual. love her!

i bought a drop spindle and a bunch of batts/roving (whatever the terms are... i haven't learned the lingo yet). so i've been practicing. the first round... yikes. suckage city!! luckily i got a little freebie bag of batting and that was what got wrecked. today i broke out the Fleece Artist roving, even though i'm not at all good yet... i just couldn't resist it. so far the spinning of that isn't going as terrible as the first tries yesterday evening. i have one little ball. i'm going to spin another and try plying it. and now i just want more more more batts/roving!! i took a quick look on Etsy and am very tempted, especially by some of the funky batts with freaky fibers in them like Angelina and Firestar (seriously... i'm like a magpie, attracted to the sparkly things!).

i really want to show you some pictures. but it's dark here now. and i have no idea where the camera is. so... tomorrow.

yes... tomorrow. i will be back. i will get back to blogging because i miss it!! now that we're more settled i'll have more time for the things i've been missing.

i have been knitting. i'm working on two afghans (why do i dislike that word so much?) to use up old/novelty yarns. well, that was the idea, but i found some really funky yarns on sale at Woolly's for $2 a ball... $2 a ball!! i couldn't resist!! so instead of strictly using up stash, i added to it.

2 comments:

Esoteric Knitter said...

Glad to have you back! :) I can't wait to see what you've knitted up. And yeah, gosh it seems like everyone is gettin' on the spinnin' train and I'm just barely starting with my knitting. :P

Susie J. said...

ahhhh yes... the "I will use up my stash and not add to it until I do" trap. It has yet to work for me.