I attempted to post yesterday and had quite a rambling going but when I hit the save button all was lost! Typepad usually doesn’t do that but I guess yesterday was the exception….(I hope!)
Thanks to all for the well wishes for my back! Its back to its usual stressed out self and no more lower back pain. Now my excuse to lie in bed and knit all day is gone…damn!
On the goat fleece front, here is a picture of a small amount of the lustrous stuff. I have yet to wash it all and am doing so in small amounts because I don’t have room to dry tons of it all at one time (it is currently occupying my bathtub on a towel). Next comes the carding which I have never done before. Linda showed me how and kindlly lent me her hand carders so I’m going to try to blend the pygora with some cormo and see what I get. I’m just nervous that when I spin it the prickly hairs will stick out and instead of getting some unbelievably soft yarn I’ll get something scratchy and unwearable…I think working in small amounts is good, that way if I screw something up its not a big deal.
On the knitting progress: I’m still plugging along on the sweater (barely) and started a new pair of socks. I am soooo loving this pattern! They’re knitting up really fast because I cast on 56 with Addi’ 1’s this time. It’s a bit of a gamble, really, because 56 doesn’t seem like much but every time I cast on 64 the socks are too big! I always think they’ll shrink in the wash but they never really do so I’m hoping this solves the problem and I find my perfect sock size. This, however, does not solve the need for a toe tatt…..I do love knitting socks and it is hard for me to go back to knitting things that take more time. I think I must push past that…
And, I’m not sure if its favorite corners of your house day or whatever but I like this corner of my house (no huge balls of dog fur here…) Doug made this for me about 10 years ago from a picture that I found in a magazine. I’ve got my favorite bowl collection in it right now and some apples and pears off of our trees on some great dishes from Anthropologie that my sister Ali bought for me. I am truly into ocean colors these days: turquoise, aqua, soft blue. And pink. Lots of pink.
Well, off to run some errands. Get that out of the way so that I can spin and play in the cottage for the rest of the day….