Thanks to lots of playoff hockey, I’ve been getting a lot of knitting done. My most recent cast-on, Hitchhiker, is progressing rapidly even as the rows get longer. It’s totally autopilot knitting, but with a potato chip element. I cannot knit just one row. 🙂
We’re making progress!
This 2-ply handspun is lovely to knit with. I love the effect of the color changes. Dana of Unwind Yarn Company is a brilliant dyer.
On the sweater front, Cassidy now has a back and two fronts,
She’s starting to look like a sweater.
and the first sleeve is underway. If I were a monogamous knitter, Cassidy would probably be finished already. But I simply cannot bring myself to stick to one project at a time, and there’s no rush to finish Cassidy because she’s definitely a winter sweater, and winter is still a long way off here in the Northern Hemisphere.
On the spinning front, I’m spinning some lovely red Falkland wool on a drop spindle.
Unwind Yarn Company Falkland in O-Neg on one of my Goldings
My progress is slow, but I try to spin on it at least a little every day.
I spend a lot more time spinning on my wheel, so my progress there is a lot faster. I’m currently working on some lovely “swirl” BFL, a blend of black and white BFL that is then dyed to create colors that spin up into a beautifully heathered yarn. I love the way this particular colorway spins up.
Sunset Fibers BFL on the Ladybug
I divided the roving into thirds and plan to spin 3 bobbins of singles, then make a 3-ply yarn. I’m kind of in love with 3-ply handspun. 🙂
Be sure to check out other works in progress on Tami’s WIP Wednesday.