Thursday, August 09, 2007

I haven't been knitting

because I've been spinning, and lovin' it! I started LD's shawl when I got back from the fiber fest, but last week I went over to Carrie's and she sent me home with a new spindle (which I'll return tomorrow), and a bag of fiber she bought at the fest. So I haven't touched the shawl since then! But, I think I'm getting it! I have some yarn (like) stuff made! LD has been spinning, too.
I filled the two spindles I had, so I threw one together with a couple of cds, and a hook, and a dowel dpn I made a while ago. It works, but I (of course) went and spent some $ on a new spindle for myself, and some roving from BoogieKnits. Love her shop! I can't wait to get them, so I can spin some more! (And hopefully get better at it)
Well, I have a scarf knit of ribbon to finish for a charity event on Saturday, so when Carrie and I get together tomorrow, that's what I'll be working on. I also have to add fringe to the 3 other ones that I knitted. I don't see myself knitting with that weird ribbon again. It's pretty, but not much fun to work with.
I'll have to try to remember to take pics before I give them away.
It is past my bedtime, but this was the only time I could get this computer. Liar! I have been doing some Webkinz. It is addicting! LD says I need to get my own, since I play hers all of the time. Hehe. Now you know what I have really been up to. Spinning and playing kids games. I know I'm not the only one, though.
Busy weekend ahead! There is the charity thing, I'll be face painting to raise $, and my sister and brother-in-law are coming up from downstate. I haven't seen them in a while, so that will be great. Hope everyone has a great weekend!! :D

12 comments:

Wool Winder said...

I never did figure out how to use a spindle. I went right for the wheel. You're doing great!

Christina said...

You look like you've been pretty busy!

I'm interesting in spinning (that would be next in this natural progress, right?) but I know if I add this to my list of hobbies, I'll spend a ton of money, and have one more thing to do, which will take away from the others. And I just don't have that time at the moment. (Maybe after Sean starts school again...)

Love your yarn, btw! Look fun and funky! (In a good way!)

Kadiddly said...

Isn't Amy's stuff great! I got her learn to spin kit with a drop spindle. I love the fleeces. Unfortunately, I haven't really gotten bitten any further by the spinning bug - I've done it with passably acceptable results, but it was taking too much knitting time! (And the cat really really loves the dangling fleece and spindle wayy too much!) Maybe I'll try a wheel someday.

I love your yarn! What fun colors!

Valerie said...

Looking wonderful!! You're definitely not the only one that spins and plays kids games. My favorite game ever is the Playstation Harry Potter game. -=giggle=-

schrodinger said...

way to go on the spinning! It's lots of fun isn't it?

Carrie said...

Ooo, I'm so excited about your spinning! I love the vibrant colors you use. I'm going to get there myself, eventually.

Hey! You outed me about Webkinz! Actually, I'm glad that I found a fellow gamer. More people should play kid games =) Or are they playing ours?? heehee

Romi said...

Eek! You've been sucked into the spinning vortex! ;)

Nora said...

Oh, you're spinning. I'm seriously considering doing the same, but do I really need another addiction? :)

Julie said...

The spinning is addictive, isn't it?! I'm loving my spindles and now I'm ready to try a wheel. I've got one coming to visit me and I can't wait!

g-girl said...

wow, good for you for trying out spinning! Lil AR's shawl looks so pretty!

tatjana said...

Yay! Love the yarn. I think it's awesome that Little Ar is getting in on the fun. And that picture that says "It's all Carrie's fault" is too funny! Have fun with the new spindle!!

Jane said...

I have the spindle and the roving, but still haven't tried it. It would really help if I had someone to show me how to do it!