Friday, August 12, 2005

"You spin me right 'round, baby right 'round..."

I finally stopped being such a chicken used my spindle for the first time last night. I've got to say... I'm hooked. I happily spun away for and hour and didn't even notice that time had passed. I referred to the the spindling basics article in the latest Spin Off magazine, and used the beautiful Pink roving I purchased at the Carolina Homespun booth at the TKGA. I've got lots of practice ahead of me, and a billion questions, but I started! In other news, Cold Shoulder is finito! I really like how the Jo Sharp SoHo summer DK drapes, and the color is lovely. I'm not totally sold on the style on me. I did enjoy the knit, however. I'm also really glad I bought an extra ball of yarn,because I needed it. Thanks for the heads up on this, Amy. Now, I've just got Charlotte on the needles and will be starting a new project. I joined a new knitalong for the Hopeful Sweater. It's a great cause, as the money spent to purchase the pattern, ($5), plus an extra dollar donated by the designer, Jenna Adorno, will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research. A mother of a recent alumni of my son's preschool is struggling with breast cancer right now, and my great-aunt has been fighting it for a long time, so I felt called to the sweater and the cause. If you are interested in purchasing the pattern, use the Jenna Adorno Link. The KAL is the Hopeful link. I heard about this sweater and KAL from Christie. Thanks, Superstarra! I also need to start another sweater destined to be my friend's Bridal Shower gift. I'm not going to talk much about that project though, as she reads this blog occasionally.


Blogger amylovie said...

The CS looks super on you! Both the color and the style fit you to a T. I hope you wear it often, because you will get lots of compliments on it.


8/12/2005 07:54:00 PM  
Blogger Christie said...

Cold Shoulder looks've nice shoulders for it. Is it the picture or does it look a little big around your waist? It might just be me.

Thanks for continuing to spread the word about Hopeful...I just printed my copy and am adding it to the long, long list of stuff to make.

8/12/2005 09:01:00 PM  
Blogger Secret Pal said...

Oh, I bought Hopeful as well - maybe we'll do the knit-along together!

and you are spinning now!

8/12/2005 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Kalani said...

Tres bien! The new handspun is beautiful, and so is the link to Hopeful. I'm gonna have to fit that into my to-knit list.

8/12/2005 11:30:00 PM  
Blogger SpiderWomanKnits said...

I can't seem to get through to the Hopeful KAL :-( Cold Shoulder looks great!

8/13/2005 08:38:00 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Your handspun yarn looks great! I'm actively avoiding starting to spin because I don't want to add another distraction to my life. But photos like your makes me wish that I could just spend my life knitting and spinning!

8/13/2005 08:59:00 AM  
Blogger amylovie said...

I see you are officially on the free knitting patterns webring. Congrats!


8/14/2005 07:25:00 AM  
Blogger alli-babe said...

All i am saying is....loved that song....spin right 'round baby....
are we showing our age?...actually methinks I am older...dammit!!!

8/19/2005 10:42:00 PM  

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