Sunday, October 31, 2010

Worst idea ever

When it's almost midnight, and you're working on the most complicated lace you've ever made, when you have a chart you can barely understand and your progress is slow because you need to stare at the chart at all times, and you find a stitch several rows below that is actually in the right place, and there's no visible mistake (for a relative value of visible), but you split the stitch (knitting between the two strands of a 2-ply yarn)...
Trying to fix it before a good night of sleep is the worst idea ever.
I'm going to leave it until tomorrow, and then I'll try again. If I can't fix it, there goes 2 days of progress.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010


I've been feeling guilty for the lack of posts, and always planning an awesome comeback that never appeared, so I'll just cut it and show what's going on with my spindles:
The Sassy Sheep sw merino in Katie's Rainbow on the Schacht, undyed tussah silk from World or Wool on the Jenkins Turkish Delight, blue tussah from Wingham Wool Work being plied on the Hound Dervish (singles were spun on a Bosworth Featherweight.)
Fiber Optic Siren Song Unspun (after handcarding) on the Gripping Yarn russian, AbbyBatts in Estreno on the pink ivory Spanish Peacock russian, just-begun Ashland Bay in McKenzie on the tulipwood Spanish Peacock (not sure if I'll go on with this fiber/spindle combo yet.)