Summertime Fiber Fun
Oops. It's been a few weeks since my last post.
The last Saturday in June was the monthly spin in at RI Handspun. I brought a bag of Mr. Attitude's fleece to spin. I managed almost 2 whole bobbins. My goal is 2000 yards of a bulky weight yarn and I'm almost there. Just over 1500 yards are spun already. I should be able to get it done this week. I'm spinning at the North Stonington Fair again this year, so I hope to crank out the bulk of what is left.
Poor Boobalicious Tank is no more. It just wasn't making me happy with the results as I knit on it. It took a one way trip to the frog pond. In it's place I'm knitting Buttercup. This is a cute summer top, knit from the top down with just underarm seaming when you are finished. The front has a bit of feather and fan across the neck/chest line.
My toe up vanilla sock also got frogged due to being too loose on my foot. I'm restarting that soon in a size 0 needle.
I finished another dish cloth which I started on the bus trip to WEBS with my knitting group. My shopping was very conservative for me. I bought 5 skeins of Merino/Mulberry Silk/Nylon in a fingering weight for dyeing. I also bought 3 of the same brand already dyed up for my Color Affection Shawl. The Color Grid card and a weaving video were my only other two items. After subtracting the gift card I had to use, and the generous discount we were given, I only spent about $75. I should have bought more of that yarn to dye. Oh well. I'll be back there again soon. I had a happy surprise the following day when I found the missing gift card from three years ago. Now I have more money for my next trip. :)