Friday, 17 May 2013

Knitting Slump

I'm in a bit of a knitting slump.  Sure I have lots of lovely yarn, and several patterns queued but none of them are speaking to me.  I just bought some new sock yarn from Fleece Artist - the colours are lovely - but I don't feel much like knitting socks.  Still, I cast this on last night.  The colour is called 'Spruce'.

The new spinning wheel is wonderful and I can happily sit and spin for hours, but what I'm working on is so fine that you don't see much difference in the amount of yarn on the bobbin from one session to the next.

Just this morning, I finished spinning about 40g of fibre.  Believe it or not, it's taken me two weeks to spin this.  It was the never ending rope of roving.

I did however finish the silk and merino scarf I was working on.  

I still don't have a name for it, so for now it's just "Untitled in Silk and Merino".   Kinda like pictures you see in galleries..."Untitled in Acrylic on Canvas".  Unlike just about every other pattern I've ever knit, I never really memorized this one.  Right up until the last row, I was looking at the chart to see what I had to do next - which made for a very long and tedious project.   Still, I quite like the finished product.

The good news is it's the May long weekend!  This is traditionally considered the start of summer in Eastern Ontario and is when most people usually plant out more tender vegetables.  I'll be heading off to the garden center this weekend to get the remainder of the plants and herbs for my garden.

I've started a few things growing in it, and have lots of pots with plants started but there isn't much that's picture worthy yet.  Wait for it - it won't take long.


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  2. That scarf is a work of art and you must be very patient to finish such a fine work.

  3. Thank you! It took about a month, maybe a little more to knit it. Now that I see it finished, I'm a lot happier with it than I was even this morning before I blocked it.

  4. What weight of yarn is it that you're spinning? Lace? Cobweb?

    The Fleece Artist yarn is an absolutely gorgeous color. I hope it picks you back up out of your knitting slump!