It's the end of another week of running around and little knitting accomplished...sigh. However, Wednesday evening was the Wool Pack meeting and I brought a door prize (Anne's lovely bunny crack), which was won by Louise. She was very excited to get her hands on the Hank's Bunny Blend, but as a new spinner she was a bit intimidated. Kim once told me that every new spinner should have some exotic fluff to try out, so go for it Louise! The meeting was the annual Dye Exchange and, while I didn't participate, I went to see how it all worked. Many members brought 2 lbs of dyed wool in the color of the year, yellow and the yellows were as varied as the participants. Everything from Kool Aid to onion skins and every type of chemical dyes, too. Dyeing hasn't been at the top of my list of 'to dos', but by next year I plan on joining in the fun. Wouldn't it be fun to spin a project out of all the different shades of one color?
I was able to knit on the Forecast sock (February's Spunky Club offering) while on the fly this week and finished it just before bedtime Wednesday night. Size 3 needles and primitive yarn make for quick work. It's rather thrilling to have my first handspun, hand knit sock finished. Now onto the second one! (Oh, and it fits, too!)
Last night was my one and only quiet night at home and I spun up as much of the purple BFL as I could before being distracted by the Brick Corriedale. It just screamed to be plied and so, using my favorite 'plied chained singles' method (aka Navajo plying), the singles became yarn. I now have enough yardage to make one nice sock for Smith. And as soon as I spin and ply the other 4 oz. there will be enough for pair. The colors are very rich and I'm very pleased with the yarn.
Over the the next couple of days I hope to finish spinning the BFL, Violette's Dream, and ply it too, as it must be in the mail by Monday. It will be a two-ply yarn which is best for lace. (How'd that red thread get in the picture?) Kim and I will be spinning together and that should make finishing in time doable.
My intention tonight is to knit, knit, knit while I await Kim's arrival. Last night Hidcote received some quality time and tonight that should continue. The end could be insight! Enjoy your weekend...I sure will!