29 March 2008

A spindle of my very own


It finally came in the mail, the learn to spin kit came from Spunky Eclectic. It felt like it took foreeeeeeeeeever to arrive but my life is now complete now that I've got it. I finished up the Felted Melanie's Birthday Mistake I was spinning so that I can try the Falkland that came with the kit.

But at the moment I'm knitting. No, that's not a typo. I'm knitting myself a Le'Slouch from the Steelhead Trout I spun and a skein of Lang Silk Dream that I picked up at Ariadne the other day after work. Here's the progress so far:

Well, really that's today's progress. I pulled it out last night to restart it top-down. The effect of knitting one round in handspun and one round in Silk Dream is all sorts of awesome. Now I'm not sure how much hat I'll get out of the handspun that I have, so am working top-down to maximise the awesome. Oh and it's super soft too.

Hope everyone's having a pleasant relaxing weekend. I'm enjoying the possibility that I may not have to wear boots anymore. Wouldn't that be nice?

3 comments:

Knit & Purl Mama said...

The mail has been really slow lately in Montreal! I agree. Dang Canada post! Yet they keep raising their prices! Grr!

I'm dying to not wear boots anymore either - I started wearing my shoes, but I don't know if that was a good decision?

Roving Reporter said...

Last night when I was spinning (still with my Louet top, Melanie's Birthday Mistake has to wait until I'm less likely to... make a mistake!) and an amazing thing happened - I spontaneously started spinning and drafting simultaneously!

No more parking for me, I've evolved into a higher life form as a spinner. :-)

K. said...

Boots suck! I like the color combo on the Le Slouch...very Le Spring-y