I went to the new knitting group tonight, the Knittin’ Kittens. They were a really fun group, I had a good time. Janelle came with me for moral support and worked on her drafting homework. Hopefully I’ll be going regularly from now on. While there, I got a couple more sock repeats done.
I’m into repeat 5, and over half done with the foot (YAY) so hopefully tomorrow I’ll turn a dang heel and get on with it.
Before we left, I made dinner for Janelle and I (potato, scallion, and corn frittata with mozzarella cheese. No, I didn’t get a photo, it was too yummy) and got one bobbin of opossum wool plied. I’m doing chain ply, and it’s coming out quite nice- still very soft, and bouncy and squishy. I like chain ply, it gives a very finished look. Sadly as this dang yarn is SO fuzzy I can’t get clear photos, so these will have to do. Sorry for the blur, if your eyes water blame my camera.
(penny included for scale. blurry scale.)
I don’t know if I mentioned what this is going to be. I think I said it will be a hat? Well, specifically, it’ll be an earflap hat. I’m going to spin up some teal wool I have and do a colorwork band near the brim, and a pompom for the top. The flaps will have buttoned-on cords or straps. I’m hoping to have enough to do a matching neckwarmer or perhaps mittens?
Tomorrow I hope to ply up the rest of it and start on the teal. I have missed spinning, and I like the balance of knit and spin that I had today and yesterday (though I’d rather more of work was knitting, to balance out the spinning more). I may continue this way… knit at work and for a couple hours at home, spin the rest of the time, have Saturday be for knitting and Sunday for spinning. It works pretty well.