Pat's Knitting and Quilting
November 19, 2009
In the moments I haven't been playing on my new spinning wheel, I finished these beautiful lace edged fingerless gloves. My 2nd attempt at spinning on a spindle created the yarn for these.
Pattern: Susie's Reading Mitts
Carol (Mad For Knit) ran the Boston half marathon in October, supporting Dana Farber Institute - she raised $1600.00 !! I won this beautiful Stitchy Mushroom project bag in her prize drawing. A beautiful and very well made bag that is perfect for a small sock/mitten project. Thank you Carol and Stitchy Mushroom :-)
I've been completely absorbed in my new world of spinning - making yarn sure is fun! I think Gayle said it best in her last comment..." I like the same thing about fiber - the potential. Watching it become yarn is so fascinating. And then knitting with it. So much more entertainment for your fiber dollar!"
Well I didn't dump it, BUT I did dunk it in the dye pot and now it is this skein of beautiful red yarn that I'll use for a hat or mittens.
I have learned so much in the past week - It is exciting and scary to be such a beginner in this new adventure. Half the time, I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing and then every once in awhile it all seems to click and go smoothly.