Sunday, September 20, 2009

Slow Spinning

It's been a while since I've done a Spinning Sunday, and for good reason -- my spinning has been going very slowly lately. I'm still working on the Lorna's Laces superwash fiber that I picked up at Natural Stitches way back during the Tour de Fleece. I'm doing a three ply that (yardage permitting) should become yarn for a sweater for Rainbow when I'm done. Two bobbins of singles are spun up (ignore the one in the middle there -- that's just my collection of leftover singles).

I'd really like to finish up the third bobbin and ply this week, but we'll see what happens. At the moment, I'm more concerned with knitting projects than spinning.

And speaking of Natural Stitches and knitting, I made a little stop at the store yesterday afternoon to show off my Mommy Snug and knit with the girls a little bit. At some point in the last week, the Mister (at least I think it was him) suggested that it'd be really cute if I knit matching socks for me, the Mister, and Rainbow for this winter. So as long as I was there, I took a look through the sock yarn to see if I could find something good. Here's what I came home with:

This is the oh-so-yummy Malabrigo Sock in a colorway called Botticelli Red (though I think Titian Red would be a better name). I have to consult with the Mister about patterns, but I'm thinking all three pairs will be something fairly simple to show off the beautiful kettle-dyed color of the yarn. Expect to see a family feet portrait later this year!

3 comments:

Jen said...

Love the sock yarn and am looking forward to seeing the family socks!

weezalana said...

Love that red! I have a skein of Malabrigo Sock in the stash, looking forward to your thoughts on it!

DPUTiger said...

Wow. Three pairs of socks? Yikes! Of course, you are SuperSpeedyKnitter, so go, you! :-)