I guess I said something about knitting another pair of mittens last time. I tried, several times, but the hand spun, that I used for the Belle Ciel mittens would not leave me alone. I kept thinking the yarn over and over and I could not concentrate on the new mittens, so I put that plan aside and bought a “Little Nothing” pattern. My needles have been singing ever since and I cast off just a moments ago. The scarf needs a good blocking and I will show it to you next time. It did end up being a big “Little Nothing” but I enjoyed the pattern and the lace so much – it has been a while I knit lace last time – that I just could not decide where to stop and kept going.
I better not talk about the next thing on the needles because it just seems that when I talk loudly and with high hopes, something goes very wrong. I’ll give you a glimpse of this something that is little more than just a dream - a small swatch. I am really concentrating on the homework and will try to sort out every little detail before the first stitch but still, I am very nervous, nervous but quite excited. Please, keep your fingers crossed!
The new drumcarder is not yet here but it is a Louet for finer wool. I did take your advice and ordered couple of books by Deb Menz which I am hoping to receive shortly. My wheel is empty at the moment. I have some singles waiting to be plied but right now I don’t want to take up on any new spinning project - not before I get the new books and the new toy. I want to be able to jump ahead right away with them.
I love fall. I think it is this changing of seasons that is giving me so much good energy. And the wool fumes.
Definitely the wool fumes.
They linger here like a fog blanket on a chilly morning.
Spread wool fumes, spread wide and far.