So Saturday, Kim posted some totally gorgeous lace-weight that she had spun. I was so jealous!! Why can't I spin skinny yarn?
Well, when inspired by blind envy, it turns out that I can.
20 wpi, baby!!
Superwash merino, custom blend colors by Cris and Hillary Godfrey at the ranch. This skein weighs about 1.2 ounces and my new McMorran balance tells me it is about 138 yards. I have 4 oz total of this fiber, so I have high hopes I might get a pair of socks out of the deal, even if they have to be anklets. It was so fun to spin up skein #1 that skein #2 is already in production.
In a stunning display of my ineptitude at Corel Paint Shop, I tried to add a little caption to this photo of my sock yarn blanket so you could see how far I've progressed since last time. Humor me and pretend you can see it. I could not convince it to print in black, no matter how I begged.
It turns out this is really nice to work on in the movies. (It also turns out that the new Get Smart movie is freaking hilarious!)
One more teeny knitting project to show you. Gerd on Ravelry had some really darling booties on her project page, but when I investigated the pattern, it was not so much in English. I sent a pleading note to Gerd and she was kind enough to translate it for me. This is just a test bootie to see if I could follow the pattern. It doesn't look quite like Gerd's, but I'm hoping she can tell me where I went astray.
Once I get the pattern figured out, I'll make a pair in more baby-appropriate yarn. I like the way that the mohair Gerd used looks, but I know from experience that I don't enjoy knitting with it. I will find a fuzzy substitution I can get along with. (Machine washable would be a big plus.)