Socks and spinning

March 2, 2007

A few weeks ago, I got a skein of Colinette Jitterbug in Fire. Even before I saw this yarn, I wanted to use it for my next pair of socks, just as soon as the Jaywalkers were done. Well, the Jaywalkers are done…and I’m not making Jitterbug socks. I mainly knit my socks while commuting, on the bus and (when I can get a seat) on the Metro. I wound the entire skein of Jitterbug into one cake, which is too big to toss in my purse and go. I started a pair of socks out of the Jitterbug anyway, but about an inch into it, I decided they looked too big, and frogged it. I do like knitting with this yarn though, and I love the fire color even more than I did when I first saw it online. I love it so much that I took a picture of the cake, although it didn’t come out all that well. I’m just not knitting with it at the moment.
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Instead, I’m knitting Hedera socks out of lovely purple (Vinca minor, I think) Wildfoote, on tiny little size 0 toothpicks. Its going pretty quickly. Part of that may be, though, that I usually get a seat on the metro on the way home, so I have double the knitting time. I’m working an obscenely boring temp job who’s one redeeming feature is the promise of overtime. (Yarn money!) I started seaming Pinup Queen, finally, and am working on that in fits and starts in front of the TV.

I’ve also been spinning a lot this week. I have a spindleful of tussah to wind off my Bosworth spindle, and am on the last spindleful of purple merino/silk on my dragon spindle. I might have accidently bought some more silk. I don’t know how that happened. It was on sale? I’ve decided that I’m not going to buy any more yarn until Maryland Sheep and Wool, but I make no such promises for roving (or knitting books. Or needles…)

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