Monday, August 24, 2009

I'm Still Here

The knitting has been progressing, but I must admit that I need to get some projects finished and Christmas knitting started. (Apology to Lorraine for using the "C" word.)

I had Ice Fantasia just about finished when I discovered that I zigged when I should have zagged. I was consistently making the same mistake which made it look rather odd. So - I frogged it back and started the last chart over again. I have three repeats to go and have just about finished the first repeat. Funny how great things look when you follow the instructions!

I am finishing up spinning of some laceweight and I can't wait to get it done! Because I'm going to start spinning Ernie. Ernie is a luscious latte brown fleece I traded with Bev. Okay Bev- I know you told me what kind of fleece it is but I didn't write it down and I can't remember. Can you leave a comment and remind me? But - I have your address finally saved! One thing at a time!

As you might remember, I bought a new wheel in February, a Schacht. Living in a very small place does not allow the luxury of holding on to my first wheel, an Ashford Traditional. I didn't think I would be that sentimental about selling it, but I was. I finally put it up for sale on one of the Yahoo spinning groups and I got a buyer! I was stunned to find out the buyer works where I do!! The hand-over should happen some time this week and I am thrilled to know that it's going to a good home and a beginning spinner.

Okay - that's a quick update. Photos soon. I hope.