The past week has been just wonderful. I went to the beach with a bunch of friends on the weekend, found out that two of my best friends are expecting a baby, got new yarn (for the expected baby), and reconnected with some friends. Not bad for 7 days.

I got the yarn at Lettuce Knits again, after having zero success and becoming overwhelmed at Romni. I joked with the proprietress about my addiction to spinning, and settled upon some koigu and a lucy neatby pattern for the wee sweater. I used the picot cast on for the very first time. I'm pretty sure I cast on wrong - it looked kind of funny - but I continued on and almost got to the armholes before I realised it was way to big!!! I thought first 'ah well, so the baby will be a little older when he/she wears it' but then I thought 'no, i will rip it all out. Otherwise it will be ridiculous and I will run out of yarn.' So I'm back at row 6 now, but I used the knitted cast on and it looks much better.

So I didn't get much knitting done, but it's been a great week anyways!

Until next week,


I wouldn't still be spinning a poor man's version of Fleece Artist's "wool slubby." I would be spinning and plying perfect lace-weight, DK, aran, or any other recognizable gauge of yarn. But alas, I am just a novice, and for a novice I'm doing okay.

I went to Lettuce Knit this past Monday and picked up a drop spindle, instruction zine, and 2 50-gram packages of fleece artist rovings. As soon as I got home (not a second later), I sat down and started drop spindling. On the first day of drop spindling, I created this:

On the second day of drop spindling, I created an un-niddy noddied, un-weighted down skin of yarn. My first impressions of spinning? Totally all-consuming and addictive. I couldn't stop, even if I wanted to! I'm onto my second 50 grams now, and wondering what the heck I'm going to do with my new lovelies.

At the same time, I'm feeling guilty for not doing any actual knitting. I'm supposed to be making Lisette by Kim Hargreaves, from Rowan 36, and this is all I've gotten done:
Part of the reason for my lack of success is the little monster pictured above. Little Astro has a thing for yarn, fleece, and pretty much everything else. He's just woken up from a nap, and is ready to rumble.


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