Thursday, September 28, 2006
A Couple Current projects
Daye's Unst Socks!
A friend said I should add more projects to my blog, so here's a couple. This is by no means all of what I've got going right now. But here's some I'm willing to share right now.
Purple Unst Socks! These are from Nancy Bush's Knitting On The Road book--a great book with sock patterns of various difficulty levels. I'd say the Unst socks are about a medium difficulty. I'm knitting these as part of a Knit-A-Long. I have one sock done and I'm about half way down the leg on the other. This is a pretty simple lace pattern. I'm not carrying the lace pattern down the top of the foot because I personally don't like the sometimes bumpy texture of lace pressing into my skin under my shoe. I'm making these for a friend--Hi, Daye!--and I think she'll like them. I offered to make her a pair of socks and she listed a couple colors she liked. Luckily, purple was one of her colors and I just happened to have a skein of purple wool blend yarn in my stash. I am enjoying knitting these. (I have another pair of socks in the works, and I am finding those to be very slow going. I have to force myself to work on those.)
Another project I have going is spinning up a couple ounces of gorgeously dyed silk. Aren't those colors marvelous? A friend bought this for me as a gift after I wasn't able to go with her to a fiber festival. As soon as I got this in the mail I rushed to finish spinning and plying some wool that was on the wheel because I couldn't wait to spin this. It spins like a dream! I love the feel of fiber sliding through my fingers. It is the best therapy I know of to help me deal with the stress of life. It's even better than knitting, because there is no counting.
So, those a couple of my projects. That doesn't include the shawl I'm knitting, or the afghan I'm crocheting, or the Viking tunic I'm embroidering, or the Elizabethan gown I'm sewing to sell on ebay... More about the dress soon.