Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Healed Foot, Wheel Spinning, Flying Needles

February and March have been eventful months for me. 

I did take some time off from spinning waiting to hear if my foot was healed and I could use my Minstrel and Sonata wheels. That happened at my March 7th appointment.  I'm taking it slow so as no to irritate the foot but have spun about 3 of 4 ounces of a Fiber Stash Merino and Twinkle braid in Raspberry.  I bought this at NEFF last November.  Plans are to finish it over the next day or so and ply it on the weekend.  The only problem is that my wheel slides on the wood floor.  I'm sitting in my recliner with it raised a bit so my feet can reach the treadles.  Pat picked up an area rug with a rubber backing for me to try with it.  That should solve the problem.  Here's a pic of the fiber.

My Oceanbound Shawl, Kindness KAL Shawl, and Rippling Rivers Cowl are all finished.  There's also been a Vivid blanket square completed.   I just need to block them all. (I've been trying to do Oceanbound for three weeks now)  The Kindness has an extra two repeats of lace because I had more than enough yarn and wanted the darkest shade of the gradient in it.  I had about 2 yards left after binding off.

Currently, I've pulled my Garter Path Shawl back out and am working on that.  This is also going to be much larger than the original because I have the second skein of yarn.  As I said before, it blends and continues perfectly where the first one ended.   My tote bag of yarn for my Vivid blanket squares is next to my chair on the end table so I can work on them as well if I want to switch it up a bit.  My next project is a Tappan Zee Sweater and maybe a pair of socks.