More on goals...

Something very strange is happening...I've been making progress on my goals. Don't know how long this will last, but so far so good!

2015 woolly goals
  • finish three pair of socks: finished pair one; pair two in progress
  • cast off two sweaters: paired stashed yarn with pattern
  • start spinning for a sweater: two bobbins done; a gazillion more to come

Today is a perfect day to be outside. We already been about & around town. I've even discovered a new Jenny's Splendid Ice Cream location and a mini garden. Gotta love it! 

Enjoy the weekend, walk, laugh, knit...see you next time!

Working on goals...believe it or not

I want to knit three pairs of socks this year. Progress is slow but steady. Perhaps because I chose a pattern that requires minimum attention for the first pair. Those are easy to mess up if you run your mouth while knitting -- like I do.

"The most exercise you get is running your mouth, jumping to conclusions, and pushing your luck."
                                                                 --author unknown

Let me introduce my "Vanilla Lattes" in reliable Patons Kroy Socks yarn (75% SW wool, %25 nylon). At $2 per skein, on clearance, I can almost ignore how boring the color is. Ravelry project page here.

I know these socks will not qualify me for the world socks championships. But, I am happy with how they look and feel on my feet. I am now looking for the plainest vanilla socks pattern for socks no. two. Can't wait to use my vibrant Lorna's Laces Sheperd Sock Multi in Black Purl.

Blending fibers

It's been a minute since I published a post here. The job that pays for wool, spring break, getting a new camera and software kept me away from this space that I enjoy so much.

Last year I got this blending board at the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF). I've been making a few rolags here and there but this is the first real "blend" that I created so far.

The white fiber came in un-labeled with my used Louet wheel. The dark gray is Knit Picks Full Circle Roving, a blend of Merino and Highland wools. It was a nightmare to spin by itself given the short staple length of the fiber. Had I not blended with the white fluff, it would have become a wool dryer ball.

There is not much yardage in the mini skein. And that is fine with me. This was an experiment and I loved the results.