Monday, February 14, 2011

When I’m Not Skating on Thick Ice

I’ve been otherwise keeping myself busy. In order to spin Rose’s fleece I first had to take some yarn off the spindles. While the colors are lovely this was the most horrid stuff to work with. It constantly snagged the hooks going onto the bobbin as if all the little fibers were linking arms and chanting “Heck no, we won’t go” while dragging their feet and clinging to anything they could grab. It resulted in a yarn that was cobweb thin in some parts and the size of my thumb in others.


I wasn’t about to let it win though. I knitted it up, threw it in the wash and made a felted notions bag out of it. Take that you, you yucky yarn you.  Mwah ha! I even put a zipper in it. (I’ll pause here for a second while you’re sufficiently impressed about the zipper because you should be impressed.)


I bought the zipper during my adventure to town the other day. I made sure to stock up on all the necessities while I was out, too.  You know, like this…


and this…


I just wanted to make sure I was fully prepared for the next storm.

Then when I got home I  started carding and spinning and carding and spinning and eventually ended up with over 1200 yards of what I am calling Rustic Rose. I have a big project planned for all this but before I start I need to finish a few other things.


Like this alpaca/merino neck warmer.


And this pair of socks.


Shouldn’t take too long to finish those up. I glanced at the calendar this morning and realized within the next week we have 2 doctor, 1 orthodontist, 1 dentist and 2 eye appointments. Whoever is in charge of schedule around here should be shot.

Er, wait…I think that’s me.



Michelle said...

Lots of pretties, and it sounds like lots of knitting time coming up - perfect!

Karen Anne said...

Rose's yarn is a beautiful shade. Are you going to leave it that color?

thecrazysheeplady said...

I am NOT a novelty yarn sort of person, but I LOVE the top yarn and think your zippered pouch is outstanding!!!

Christine said...

Yes, Karen Anne. I am going to leave her just the way she is.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad the zipper saved the day! Where there's a will there's a way, don'tcha know.


I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

Ok I AM impressed with the ziipper. And the carding and spinning and carding and spinning. You made a LOT of beautiful yarn! And why is it (and I ask this because I feel the same way) that we can spend money on yarn that goes all thick and thin, but when don't like it when we make yarn that turns out that way?
I can't wait to see what becomes of Rustic Rose.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

I loved this post because it told me straightaway that you haven't broken anything vital during your outside wanderings. The fact that you are knitting and carding and spinning tells me that all is right in your world.
Well, except for your kooky calendar. :-) lol

Penny said...

Good job on all the projects ... particularly the zippered one!

Michelle said...

Your little zippered bag is awesome! I love it!

Courtney said...

Don't you hate fighting the with the yarn? Spinning should be the "grace" of the day. But, after all the struggle, when you can't stand the thick and thin of it...someone raves about your great novelty yarn! Your yarn is great!! I do love the way it felted up!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Your yarns are beautiful! Oh how I wish I knew how to knit! If you get tired please stop by my blog for a piece of Valentine dessert, it's decadant! Hope you have a lovely day! Can't wait to see the finished products!


Nancy K. said...

You do ZIPPERS????


I think you should fire the person in charge of schedules...