I went out this morning to get cat food, parked my truck, then noticed a bunch of wires and lightbulbs hanging out of the hole where my tail light should be. Ugh. I can't use my truck until I get a replacement. I spent the better part of the day doing fibery things to get my mind off it. First, I took some roving that's been in my stash for years and started spinning it. Don't know much about wpi, but like most yarn that I make, it will be a 2-ply and is slated to become a cropped vest. So far I've got a bobbin and a half. If I had to guess at wpi, I'd say it's 9-12. It's grayish, with burgundy and dark green streaks, with some flash. It will make a good top to a sexy librarian outfit!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
J and I went thrifting, and I bought some sweaters for the frog pond. The first one was a complete bust. It was ladder yarn, and I thought it had sequins stranded with it, but upon frogging, I realized the sequins were sewn in. The yarn was hard to frog, so I gave up. It was a silk/nylon mix and had beautiful drape. Oh well. Lessons learned. AND, it had a crocheted edging on the hem AND was edged with a chain stitch thingy which did NOT want to unravel.
The next sweater was an Italian hand-knit mohair sweater. The sewing yarn was really hard to see. I did waste a bit, but got a big, hunkin' skein in the end. There are a bit short lengths in it. It's not a problem, though. It was so damn annoying to frog that I can't imagine anything I knit from it coming undone. Tomorrow I will try to kettle dye it brown/pink. That failing, I will overdye it burgundy. That's all for now. Hopefully tomorrow will be better day.
Posted by miukat at 11:59 PM