A day full of fun!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Wow do I feel like I got a lot done today. It wasn't really much but it was enough to make it feel productive. First though, here's a picture of the Lace Mitt that I had finished but didn't get a picture of it with the hems sewn down and the ends woven in. I really like this one!When I got home I grabbed my Retro Rib sock and started working on it. I got up to the toe where you start to decrease last night. So it wasn't long before I finished that up! Here they are! I haven't taken them off since I finished them...oh...4 hours ago lol.
Here's a little shot of my toes!!! Also worth mentioning is the fact that I still have over half a ball left of this yarn. I can get a whole nother pair of socks out of it!
After that I fed the kids and got them in bed for naps and stuff, and set out to work on plying my two bobbins of singles. After an hour, maybe an hour and a half, I finished plying it and wound it off the bobbin. The result was a perfectly balanced skein of about 467 yards. Isn't it pretty???
It's more orange than the pictures are showing but that's ok. I am happy with how it turned out. I'm also glad that it's a little bit thicker than the last roving I spun. I'm getting better! Here's a little closeup, a bit washed out from the lighting, but I like it.
I've decided to knit the Forest Canopy with this. I ripped the seasilk version I was doing after I decided I didn't like it so much after all. I can't wait to knit with it!

Next up will be the Green Ocean superwash bfl, because I love to spin bfl and want superwash for socks. So that's my goal. Then after that I'm going to spin two of my pink rovings up for the Juno Regina stole/shawl on knitty. I think it will be great!

So lots of spinning in my future I think. And knitting too. I have to finish up a pair of mitts seriously, my hands are so cold in the mornings, and I lost the other pair I had...
And my brother would like his hat sometime this winter...
AND now that the Retro Rib socks are done I can cast on for the second Twisted Flower sock!

The last thing I did today was add those nifty Ravelry progress bars that you can see there on the left. Cool huh? I love the little picture of the project and I was able to get them working pretty easy. Thanks to some code from Casey (the Ravelry code monkey as he's affectionately called) and Rachel's help that is.

Ok well I think that's plenty for today. I will update more later when I've got something to report!


Logan said...

All of those look really great!

I've been practicing spinning on a spindle, but I'm awful at it. I've been getting a little bit better, but I still have tons of uneven clumps and things. I'm not sure if I can knit anything out of it. Yours looks perfect, though. Any suggestions? (Is it even possible to make nice yarn from a spindle, or do I need to get a an actual spinning wheel?)

Knitting Mama said...

The lace mitts look great!

Knits & Stitches said...

I love that yarn you plyed! It is gorgeous! Very springy. (I'm totally sick of the cold weather!)

Opal said...

Wow! You sure got a lot done. I love the way your lace mitt looks. And your socks look so snug and comfy.

Valerie said...

Congrats on your productive day. I love the yarn selection for the mitts! It really turned out lovely! Best wishes for quick and enjoyable spinning although you should probably make your brother's hat first. He may come over and steal all your other yarn. =)

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