Friday, April 17, 2009


Here is my current spinning project. Recently I picked up a drop spindle again after disliking spindle spinning for ever.. and now I can't seem to put it down. This roving was purchased quite a few years ago. It was 8 oz. of merino/silk with little bits of different colors that pop up when spun. I spun about 1/2 of the roving on my ashford wheel back when I bought the roving and then gave it to my daughter who knit leg warmers and a hat. She held it together with one strand of Rowan kid silk haze. The result was beautifully soft. Not sure what I'm going to do with it after its finished.

This little beauty was just added to my stash. I have 2 different shawls in mind that I would like to use it for. In that little ball of yarn there is a tremendous amount of yardage. 880 yards. Well here are my two choices and I haven't decided on which one yet.. First choice is Gail..(pdf) and the second choice is the Aeolian Shawl from knitty spring 2009.. This is shawl is estonian lace and I'm no sure if I'm up to that but I would like to try. Both are beautiful.. I just have to decide on one of them. This will be my summer knitting project.

Florida weather can change this time of year from day to day. We went from 90 degree weather to 40 degrees two nights later.. back up to upper to mid 80's . From drought to a mega rain storm and this beautiful night sky appeared after the rain. My digital camera couldn't capture the true colors but it's still pretty. (click for the big pic)

And last of all I'm still working on sewing the zipper in this sweater. I'm dragging my feet terribly. I was able to pick up a separating zipper in the perfect color at Joann's.

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

I love that saffron color -I vote for Aeolian!