I finally decided what to knit with my handspun yarn. This yarn has been a cowl on several different needles, boot cuffs, and a long scarf.
I was almost finished with the scarf Tuesday but I didn’t absolutely love it. I figured it’s been ripped so many times that one more wouldn’t hurt.
The more I
ripped played with the yarn the softer it got. This yarn is going to make a really warm pair of fingerless gloves. I’ve already started on the other one…and I’m excited that they will go with my red wool peacoat! I think pink and red match.
As you can see, I’ve started spinning my second batch(is that what it’s called, or is it a skein?) of wool roving from Daybreak Dyeworks. I think I mentioned this last week, the colorway is called Baby it’s cold outside and it’s perfect for the weather we’re having right now, because it’s *very* cold outside. We’re supposed to get a mixture of rain, sleet, and snow today. They said it’s going to be in the 20’s but feel like it’s in the teens.
Doesn’t seem like the heat is keeping up with the cold air blowing through the cracks and crevices in our little apartment. I’m not looking forward to next months electric bill.
Brace yourselves for this next part…I’m actually reading that book! This.is.HUGE.
I was able to get up to page 17 with only two interruptions the first day. Let me tell you how much I loooove this book. For starters, I’m at a place in my life where I can’t bear to read anything too heavy or intellectual. I need something breezy with short chapters. A Life in Stitches appears to be that book for me.
The cover has a Soule Mamaish feel to it. I’m really enjoying the way Rachael tells the stories from her childhood-learning how to knit-and now I’m reading about her first apartment…how she started using sweaters from the goodwill to recycle yarn so she could knit. I feel like I’m right there with her in these stories.
I also like the chapter names: Casting On, Wrap and Turn, Blanket Stitch, etc…