28. July 2010 09:55
Summertime... ahhhhhhh. Love the bright summer sun, and warm days. But somehow, I haven't managed to take any knitting photos in the last week!
- Plain Black Ribbed Men's Socks: Yes I am completely insane. I love the way they are turning out, but 3x1 ribbing for an entire sock, especially at a men's size 10... it feels like these are going on forever and ever! I hope to take some photos of these soon, but seriously folks, they are PLAIN BLACK SOCKS. period. not much to see here!
- New Russian Spindle! I ordered the most wonderful little Russian supported spindle from Gripping Yarns with hopes of learning to spin very fine Angora yarns from my soon-to-be ample supply of beautiful, supersoft, silver blue angora. So far I've spun the sample that came with the spindle (which is the finest yarn I've ever spun, hands down) and a small sample of pure white plucked angora (not sure which angora breed, didn't say on the bag) I absolutely love this spindle... from the feel of the wood under my fingers to the way it spins. Clearly I need a bunch more practice before I make anything substantial from it, but the majority of my daydreams the last few days are all about this Spindle!
- Liesl: Progress is being made, but I am annoyed with the tangles of yarn hanging off this sweater as I knit the sleeves. I had been avoiding casting off or tying anything in... just in case I needed to frog. I think I need to get rid of some of the hangers-on though. I think my first goal should be to cast off the hem. That will be easy to undo if necessary, and hopefully I won't need to anyways. First things first eh?
- Ruttiger: The cutest little fuzzbutt around decided he wanted to sit completely on my lap this morning for the usual eating of the kibbles... I think he is learning to trust me more and more, which makes me feel like less of an inept Bunny-Momma. He is so cute and has such a silly little personality... I could just eat him up. And since Nobody *Ahem*Marky*Cough ever thinks to take our picture... We did it ourselves last night, rut rut and I, so from arms length with a crappy camera phone: here we are! (Ignore the bad hair day... focus on cute furry wabbit!)