This year has not been one of my best. To many things and majority of it personal so not really anything I’d be willing to share but, as a result of these situations/events/circumstances what have you; my knitting has suffered. I’m still knitting and I very much am enjoying doing so but, I’ve slowed down on my productivity rate dramatically.
That being the case, yes these albeit nice looking but, getting tiresome socks are still on the needles. The saddest part of which being they’re at the home stretch. One sock is just working on the ribbing and the other I have the cuff to trug through before it’s caught up to the first. A great deal of my time is spent listening to deep and meaningful music, watching the news, discussing the news, and not actually accomplishing anything of importance.
However, I have started a new spinning project. In one of the Ravelry groups I’m in we do monthly spinning projects based off themes that previous months winners have chosen. One winner is chosen at the end of the month (I believe randomly). The set criteria is that you have to complete at least 1oz of spun fiber, post a complete picture, explain your inspiration of fiber choice/color/theme, and if you win; you get to decided one of the up coming themes.
This months theme is Under the Sea. I chose the purples, blues, and greens of previously dyed fiber to blend and spin as my fiber inspiration.
I named it Deep Blue Seas and hope to get a nice amount of it finish at least to have something to show. It’s just under 6ozs and I plan to spin it as fine in weight as possible to maximize yardage results. So we’ll see how it goes.
I have basically designated my purple Turkish spindle the spinning spindle. And the spindle I purchased from Fiber Artist Supply Company as my plying spindle. Perhaps this will change if I purchase more but, for now this works for me.