Friday, August 12, 2005
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.