Monday, April 21, 2008

Spinning

For the last three weeks, I've been driving to Boulder to take a spinning class and I have loved every minute of it. It's inspired me to spend more time working on my technique.

One of the bonuses of taking the class is that every week you get to bring home a different wheel to play with. Last week I brought home a Louet S10.

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This week I brought home a Lendrum folding wheel. My camera battery died before I had a chance to take a photo. I worked on my assignment for class over the weekend, and I also finished spinning some fiber I had started several months ago. This photo doesn't do it justice.

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I can't believe it took me so long to finish this gorgeous stuff. It's superwash Corriedale from Hello Yarn in the Toxic colorway. The fiber was a bit slippery to spin and got frustrating at times, but I love the colors and the finished skein is amazing. I have about 220 yards. Now I need to find the perfect pattern to show it off. Any suggestions?

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I also finally finished my Rainbow Socks (on Ravelry). I don't have proof of the 2nd sock because of the silly camera battery, but I swear they're done. I've only been working on this pair of socks since October. They're really cute, but I think they're just a little too small for me.

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To top off my week of fibery geekiness, I am leaving on Thursday to head to St. Louis for the The Spring Fling at The Loopy Ewe. I'm so excited to see my friend Stacy from Oklahoma and it will be a fun weekend of nothing but knitting. I think I'm going to need to pack my big suitcase. I have a lot of projects I want to take to work on, and there might be a bit of shopping at The Loopy Ewe to do while I'm there.

2 comments:

Clinton said...

Any plans for your qiviut?

Jennifer said...

You are getting so good! I'm impressed! Miss ya. Have fun in St. Louis!