Chitchat and the occasional in-depth analysis about fiber, knitting, spinning, crochet, cooking, feminism, self-image, and a modicum of personal blathering.

Friday, May 16, 2008

My pillow never dries up

I have a new and intensified dislike for chilly, rainy weather.

The plan at this point is to return to work on May 27. I have an appointment with the orthopedist next Wednesday. My knee continues to refuse to bend beyond 65 degrees. My ankle is bending much better now. I continue to build strength, and can do more each day though I need to remind myself of that pretty often as I am frustrated by the lack of knee bend. I can drive my own car (stickshift) for short distances now. That's the biggest thing this week.

Spinning lots lately. I did this sock yarn


from bluefaced leicester roving in a handpainted "fiber club" format that I got from a person on Ravelry who was destashing. I'm happy with it-it's 14-16 WPI and about 375 yards. Enough for a pair of socks, surely. I also did this one...


a 16 WPI nice hard, worsted-spun sock yarn. 390 yards. I'm tired of barberpoling, though, so the next one


Sock fiber from a local spinner, is going to be chain-plied. I am spinning it as thin as I can and still maintain control. It's nice fiber, so it's going well.



Finished some socks and started some others.


That's the Bellatrix socks I posted about previously. The new ones are Oriel Lace from Charlene Schurch's book, Sensational Knitted Socks.


I reminisce about the days when I was intimidated by a four-row pattern repeat. This one is 28 rows.


It's really not that hard.

Now if I could only make a living from spinning and knitting. HAH. As if. Perhaps when I'm retired, I can start a cottage-industry spinnery, or that fiber arts studio that I dream of, and devote all my spare time to creating beautiful things out of wool, but for now, it's back to the daily grind for me, and soon. I'm a little scared.

Edited to add-Figment is such a GOOD kitty. How many cats could resist temptation this way?



cosymakes said...

that red sock yarn you spun is SCRUMPTIOUS!! it was nice seeing you the other day. i'm glad you're feeling a bit better.

Feisty said...

Excellent spinning job! Glad you like the fiber.