Monday, June 15, 2009

A Little Fibery Goodness for a Monday

I haven't done a whole lot of craftiness recently. The latter part of last week I just didn't feel up to much. By Sunday I felt bad enough that I went to the ER. It amazes me really. I know they are only doing their job, but do they have to ask things like "on a scale of 1-10, what is your level of pain?" My response, "I'm here." Second EKG's. Really?! Before you get the wrong idea. I am okay. They gave me a breathing treatment, and prescription for pain meds and an inhaler. I'll live. Tired, but a little better today.

Fiber, right, that was what I was starting to talk about. I receive a wonderful package from my Kiwi swap partner. Lots of fiber to play with and I am going to try out some dyeing. Should be fun.

Here is what I just finished with. Its superwash merino singles. Lace to fingering weight. I am hoping a soak and whacking will strengthen it up a bit.

I also finished the latest installment of Spunky Club. The colorway is Pansy. It's Romney which is a medium wool. I spun it into low-twist singles because Romney can get scratchy if one is not very careful. Very fast and easy to spin up. If it blooms just right I think I have a hat pattern in mind.

On the needles, I added another project because I really wanted to do some lace. I started EZ PI Shawl. I finished the first tier. My diamonds are off because I decided that ripping back to my mistake was going to cost me more than it was worth. I just started the 2nd tier, and so far so good.

Still working my way through the shetland fleece.

1 comment:

CraftyGryphon said...

"Low twist singles." Yep, that's what I'm going to be trying to create once I wake up this week. I've figured out "high twist"... and it wasn't working quite as well as I thought it might.

(But hey, I'm finally learning - after how many years of saying I was gonna?)