Friday, August 10, 2012

Spinning Success and Knitting Slogging Along

I finished spinning the entire 2000 yards of bulky yarn for my Top Down Swing Coat.  Now I'm spinning an amazing fiber I've had in my stash for about 3 years.  It's Peruvian Alpaca and it's softer than cashmere.  Spinning this decadent fiber is such a tactile pleasure.  The person I bought this from can't get any more and is no longer living in my area.  All I can say is if you come across this stuff, don't hesitate to buy it.  The plan is to spin the multi colored braid of pink, blue, green, and purple and ply it with a semi-solid pink braid.  I have 4 ounces of each color so will have plenty to knit a luscious shawl.  The pattern is picked out if I get enough yardage.

The Buttercup Top has seen some progress.  There is one more skein to be re-knit plus the remainder of the unknit skein.  I'll try it on then and see how much more it needs.  I'm hoping to be close since the KAL ends August 15.  Apparently I have lofty aspirations to finish.  I highly doubt I'll make it, but will give it a good try.  If I hadn't had to re-knit it I would have finished last week. 

Foot issues have resolved themselves for the most part and my blood sugar readings are down a bit.  Yay! for feeling better.

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