Sunday, February 28, 2010
And two weeks later.....
I'll miss the Olympics, as I have really enjoyed watching all the competition. There have been some wonderful highlights from these games, although moments of great sadness too.
I have just completed a test hat: "Habitat" by Jared Flood. The test was actually for the yarn I used. It's my handspun, 3-ply Merino. I wanted to see how it would behave with cables. It passed the test beautifully! The hat is a very nice finished hat, the pattern well written, and a very enjoyable knit. Can't ask for much more than that! Do you see the "star" pattern on the crown? I had not, till looking at this finished hat. Such a nice design. Jared Flood is surely one of my favorite designers. I always like his choice of yarns too. We share in our love for tweedy, heathered yarns.
I recently received a large box from CooperMoose. It held the "Rainforest" fiber for my sweater and this red fiber (along with a few others). This also is an AshlandBay Colonial roving in the "Twisted Ruby" colorway. (aka multi reds). It's gorgeous stuff! I purchased only 8oz - again to play around with.
And, like little soldiers waiting in formation......
Regular readers may remember that a couple of years ago, I taught Melissa how to knit. She is a life-long friend of my daughter. Well, not surprisingly (if you know Melissa) she just bought a spinning wheel. So again, I helped a little bit, and she is now on her way...... It's fun seeing her excitement with a new challenge. She'll do just fine.
There are a couple of other gals in my TNKG showing interest in spinning. Hmmmm - perhaps it will be a TNK&SG some day. Could be!!
Our group did our first KAL (well - those of us that chose to anyway) which was a seaman's scarf. Mine is completed, but not blocked, so I will save that for another post.
The Hockey Game for the Gold medal is on, so better run. Probably unAmerican of me, but, well, I guess I'll just say I hope the "best team" wins. It's just soooooo important to the Canadians and all......