Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Return

I've been very diligent about working on my Mad May Sweater, but now that the end is in sight (I should finish this week), I thought it was permissible to take some time to do a little spinning. I've been staring longingly at my wheel for much of the week, so it was a real treat to get back to it. My in-laws came over earlier this afternoon to see Rainbow and took her to the playground for a while, so I was able to finish up the third bobbin of singles for my cabled yarn.

Although I'm still enjoying the experience of spinning this fiber (Crown Mountain Farms Corriedale pencil roving), I'm really ready for a new color. Once I finish up the fourth bobbin of this, I'll have spun 8 ounces of this colorway -- and I suppose it doesn't help that the socks I'm knitting are out of the yarn spun from the first half of the fiber.

Because I don't have a whole lot of spinning to share with you today, I thought I'd share my most recent stash acquisitions. I think I mentioned last week that I signed up for the Through the Loops mystery shawl, so my task when I was at my LYS yesterday was to find appropriate yarn. I needed sport weight in three colors, and I knew I wanted a solid or a nearly solid. I finally settled on this Louet Gems.

I picked (in order, from left to right) Caribbean Blue, Pewter, and Linen Gray. These are colors I wear on a regular basis, so the finished shawl should coordinate well with my wardrobe.

I also picked up this beauty:

This is Done Roving Yarns' Frolicking Feet in the colorway Cloverleaf. This 100% superwash merino is new to my LYS. I managed to resist it for several weeks but couldn't turn away from its siren song any longer. I'll be using this for a lace shawlette -- hopefully the one I started designing in my Kirsten Kapur class from about a month ago.

The week ahead looks to be even crazier than the last, but I am pushing on with my sweater as I must finish it before the end of the month. Keep your fingers crossed that I pick up some speed and have a finished item to show you before this time next week!


  1. Great color choices for the mystery shawl!! I still have to pick mine.

  2. I think that that green qualifies as colour therapy. It makes me feel better just looking at it!