Monday, April 09, 2007

Away too long

I've been busy with work and fiber fun and posting to the blog is the far from my mind. Currently, I am knitting up a sweater of my own design (relying on Ann Budd's book for basic guidance) using some Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere from my stash. Up until the last two weeks, I've been spinning quite a bit as well. I love to spin, but knitting has grabbed all of my attention lately.

My goal this year is basically the same of hundreds of other knitters: to knit from the stash as much as possible. I'm also spinning from the stash, which is taking some time since I tend to spin fine. I currently have some Corriedale that I am trying to spin into singles that will work up as a dk-weight two-ply. It is slow going because I really have to pay close attention to my drafting so I don't end up with lace or fingering weight.

Some of the fiber stash will become felt since I learned how to felt earlier this year. My daughter and I both took basic felting and numo felting classes at Deep Color Studio. We had a blast. Felting is fun, wet, fast and fabulous!

Saturday I got another rabbit. Moon is a six month old Holland lop ear. She is white with blue eyes. Boy, is she ever bossy. Will post a picture soon.

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