I am in the home stretch of TdF2016 and I have had a fantastic time. The spinning has been varied and educational. While I have not spun that many yards (3570 yds to date, i.e. 2.02 miles) I have spun a variety of yarns. From worsted to woolen, including about 2100 yards of fingering weigh sock yarn!
I am finishing up a nice lofty Coopworth currently, which will be done sometime tomorrow. I have decided that this will complete my tour and I will move back to my regularly scheduled knitting, which I have been largely ignoring over the past couple of weeks!
I need to get myself back on track for my Summer Knit Along because we are about to enter the home stretch for that as well!
I still have the following items that I need to complete:
- 2 Jen Lucas Mystery Shawls
- Tales from the Isle of Purbeck
- Puskinia sock mates for 2 bachelorette socks.
As you can see, there is quite a bit of knitting left to do! Panic might be setting in, but apparently I am easily distracted. I saw this stunning beauty and all I wanted to do was to drop everything and cast on. FYI, I have looked at yarn and I am strongly considering ordering something. I keep telling myself this will be the perfect prize knitting to start when I have completed the above list…
- For all the shrub lovers, Arne and Carlos have some great ideas here. (like celery and white wine vinegar, or strawberry balsamic with a hint of black peppercorn…)
- 100% Goats is 100% adorable!
- Need a tie for a guy?
- Parallelogram knitting
- Plagiarism has been much in the news lately, but what are your thoughts on knitting plagiarism? Do you find this curious in comparison to this?
- A pattern for random skein owners
- Knitters’ DNA
That’s it, Gentle Reader, another week in the books – have a fantastic weekend and see you back here on Monday!
Beautiful yarns! And fun (enabling) links. I’ve been thinking about Cladonia and I may cave in soon. Curious to see your Isle of Purbeck as I caved on that pattern but have yet to knit it. The goats are too, too cute. Yay for the weekend (and new shrubs to try!!).
Lovely, lovely fibers! (And I’m a Random Skein Owner. Just sayin.)
I am worried about knitting through my list, too. Time is a commodity and I have no way of getting more! You do handspun so well and in such variety!
Maybe you could reward yourself for all that lovely spinning with the prize of Cladonia (since you are such an enabler yourself with all your links!). I love that tie and intend to knit two some day, even though both my sons tell me they are never getting married. Knitting plagiarism is interesting, and I tend to think of it as I do recipes; there are only so many basic recipes/patterns, but there are almost infinite variations upon them. Happy weekend!
Hey, that’s already more than a yard per kilometer of the Tour, so I’d say you’re doing great!