29 December 2006

Holiday Spinning & Knitting

Wow..The last week has flown by.

I had a great Christmas. We celebrated on the 24th with my husbands family --- it was fun to play and be silly with his niece and nephew. Christmas Day we "vegged out" at my parents house --- it was perfect!

What a lucky gal I am --- I got a spinning wheel from my husband! Let me tell you...It is SO fun! He drove out to Marengo, IL to purchase it from my favorite knit shop The Fold (for you sock knitters...this is one of the few places that sell Socks That Rock yarn).

So...I am the new, proud owner of a Louet S-10 DT wheel! You may remember, that a few months back I took a spinning lesson --- but it was on a hand spindle. It took me a little while to figure out how to work the wheel - too long for a piece of simple technology ha!

I love the clean-lined design of it --- I think it's beautiful. Here's a picture with the skein winder on top --- along with the bag of Corriedale roving.

I have spun a bit over the last few days --- but I feel guity because I still need to finish that damn purple sweater.

What kind of progress have I made on the purple sweater, you ask? 0% Ha!
I got distracted by some Trekking yarn...before I knew it, I had my first Jaywalker sock. I'll post another picture when I finish sock #2 and block the pair --- I'll also try to keep Cleo's snout out of the picture!
The colors are amazing --- now I know why everyone likes knitting this pattern!


Jodi said...

That is one thoughtful husband! What a lovely gift. The Jaywalkers look great.

Thanks for the encouraging words on Wavy.

limedragon :-: Harriet said...

That is one awesome wheel, and it has a skein winder too? wow.... :)

The socks look terrific, and so does Cleo, cute nose.

Have a happy New Year's! :)