I’m not gonna lie…it’s pretty much everything.
However, my dear co-blogger Laura has run circles around me in blogging lately, so here I am. This is the same Laura who so deviously out-knit me in the Ply By Night challenge by mere hours. I was SO CLOSE and if I hadn’t run out of yarn the night before I would have totally kicked her ass. *grumble grumble* Though I admit defeat, I enjoyed spinning the fiber from CJ Kopek Creations that I joined her Put Your Twist On It challenge for Nov/Dec. I’m looking forward to trying to extend my yardage enough to maybe make a larger shawl or a pair of socks.
Speaking of spinning, I’ve been doing a fair amount of it lately. Since work blocks flickr, I’ll have to add photos later. I two plied the Ply By Night fiber – with 8oz and aiming for a bulky weight I ended up with 280ish yards. Not good enough.
Last night, I plied the Wicked Witch fiber from Tempted Yarns (and bought via The Loopy Ewe, of course – gotta earn that next Loopy Credit!). I was going to try for enough to make socks, but decided against it since I know I’m not that good yet. Instead I two plied it and ended up with about 240 yards out of 4oz – which could very possibly be a personal best yardage wise!
As for what I’m knitting – not much. I finished the shawl for the Ply By Night challenge but haven’t photo’d it yet. Maybe this weekend. I started a pair of mitts for my loopy downstream partner but ripped it out when I didn’t like the color combo. I still need to figure out what to make her.
I also need to start on xmas knitting, but I just don’t have the mojo. I feel like people don’t appreciate handmade so I’m hesitant to put forth the effort on others. Enough whining.
Michael and I are throwing around ideas for a wedding next spring/summer, but haven’t decided on anything yet. Jackie of KIP’ing It Realfame has agreed to take some engagement-y shots of us since we have almost no pictures of us together. (and in searching for her homepage to link in this post, I realized I can listen to podcasts at work – YAYNESS!)
Anyway, more to come soon, I hope!