Monday, October 24, 2005

Knitting and Spinning

I did (barely) remember to take pictures of the FO's. One of them, I am VERY happy to say, is the pair of never-ending black socks. While taking pictures of black knitted items is not generally very successful, I did my best by taking the photo shoot outside, during the one short bit of brightness yesterday afternoon.

The other FO is 2 skeins of very pink mohair/wool. When I bought the roving at MDSW, it really looked much more like a sunset, with orangey/purpley shades throughout, but even after spinning in a worsted weight rather than a thinner yarn, the shades pretty much evened out and it looks mostly pink now. Not a bad pink, but very pink. Also, the percentage of mohair in the roving was a lot more than had been indicated by the vendor, it's definately at least 50%. I've had a suggestion from Jen and Martha that the yarn would make good slippers, but other than that I'm not sure what it would be. Comments with suggestions will be cheerfully accepted.
Other than these, I spent most of the weekend packing things to take to Texas over Thanksgiving weekend, and cleaning, and tossing things out completely. Why is it that "stuff" always seems to multiply in closets? Why did some of it get put away in the first place? I always say that I won't let it get to this state again, but it always does. I hope that this time I really mean it, and don't let things accumulate.


Blogger claudia at countrywool said...

The black socks are done!?! Now you get to wear them! Great pink yarn. Have no clue what to do with it, but it is great, nonetheless.

Good luck at your knitting weekend, and may all your class handouts be interpretted EXACTLY as you intended :)

7:28 AM, October 24, 2005  
Blogger Martha said...

Congrats on the end of the never-ending-black-socks! Your description of them always sounded like one word to me.
I do still like that pink!

8:05 AM, October 24, 2005  
Blogger purlewe said...

madame.. is that the mohair/wool that you persuaded sue and I to try as well?? I ahven't a clue yet on what to make with it. Sue has her blue spun up.. the magenta is still to come. My red hasn't been done up either.. the spinning of the first batch was definitely different than I expected.. and the bloom when washed!! mittens?

2:55 PM, October 24, 2005  
Blogger Jane said...

I like that pink yarn! Mittens would be sweet. Will we get to see the socks next week?

5:51 PM, October 24, 2005  

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