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There are a couple new projects happening here. The first is I've decided to move away from Google Reader and join Bloglovin' to follow everyone else's blog since Google Reader will be discontinued in July. Makes me wonder how long Blogger will be around after that if they're going to take away the reader. But I'll worry about that later. In the meantime, I have to paste the above bit of code into my blog in order to 'claim' it. So there it is - consider it claimed.
In other news, there has been almost no spinning happening because I've ordered a new spinning wheel! I went out to a local shop about two weeks ago and spent a good while test driving spinning wheels. This particular shop deals in both Ashford and Louet. I tried them both, and several different models of each one. I ended up deciding on an Ashford Traveller. It's double treadle, single drive and it was absolutely effortless to spin on. I easily could have sat there all afternoon. While I was there, there was a lady who came in looking for sock yarn. She stood and watched me for a while then said "Don't you find that boring?" Wow. I don't know how anybody could find this act of transformation from raw material to finished product boring. But maybe she's the kind of person who reads tax legislation to relax. Who knows.
Knitting however, is a different story. I finished the red socks and have been playing around with a few lace patterns I found in a stitch dictionary. I think I might have come up with something. I started with this, a merino/silk blend from Indigodragonfly.
And came up with this. I don't have a name for it yet, not sure if the pattern is public domain or not, but I do like it.
It will block out to be about 11 inches wide so I'll keep knitting and see how it turns out.