Greetings, Gentle Unravelers!
Happy Wednesday! I have a very brief update today, but one full of good things!
One sock is *almost* done! I have two “stripes” to go and then I just need to work out the heel depth, which should be easier than it was on Sam’s sock… since the recipient is conveniently located! Ha!
But what I have been spending my time doing is some spinning and I have three full bobbins to show for it! Two are ready for plying, which will happen later today! And then I will get back to working on my sweater spin… I have a good plan and hopefully will have the spinning done this month. My sweater spin… the fiber is from Hipstrings. It is their Buoy Signature blend – BFL/Shetland/Manx Loagtan and it is a joy to spin! Katie gave me some incredible inspiration on what to knit… DRK Everyday Sweater!
Spinning inspiration… a project and a new toy… exactly what I need to stay motivated on this project!
That’s right, this week I have a new addition to tell you all about. Several months ago I put my name on the list for a Starling… and last month, my name was called! Woot! I absolutely love my Sparrow but the bigger capacity of the Starling is much desired. Can you say ply all the singles? Wooo! The biggest bonus of these two e-spinners… they *both* fit in my Räskog cart! Seriously. That is the smallest footprint ever for two wheels and all their accessories!
No finished reads this week… but I am immersed in two fantastic books. first Ann Cleeves latest Vera mystery… which I got from Netgalley. It is classic Vera and so very very good. I am almost done and still have not figured out who did it!
And I am just over halfway through a most curious book… Build Your House Around My Body. It is not at all what I expected… a mystery, a ghost story, and so much more! I am on a very twisty and winding path… and I am loving it!
What about you all? What are you loving this week?
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I am very excited for you about your new Starling! I would love to have one of their wheels, but I feel like I already don’t use all the wheels I have (so perhaps I need to sell one or start using them!). I think the DRK Everyday Sweater is going to be perfect for handspun — and you know how much I love Buoy!
Making me happy this week is my new summery top (which I’ll be blogging about shortly) and the fact that I can pick a new book to start today.
Sounds like you are having a lovely week Kat! Can’t wait to see your spinning and the start of a new sweater! “Build Your House…” looks interesting…weird, but interesting.
Aww, your Starling looks so cute! It reminds me of a toy Singer sewing machine that I had as a kid (and wish I still had). I’m looking forward to seeing the yarn and sweater that comes from your Starling. Happy Spinning!
Happy spinning on your new Starling!! It reminds me of an old sewing machine, too.
Happy spinning! A new tool that solves a problem is such a delight!
Love your Starling! I wonder if they Sparrows for sale at MFF? Hmm…
Oh, look at that new e-wheel. I am glad you were chosen and can give it a spin. I’m anxious to see your plying. Fresh tomatoes are making me happy this week.
I can’t wait to see your handspun DRK Everyday Sweater!! I’m amazed by you spinners! I’m anxious to hear your thoughts about Build Your House Around My Body. I have it on my Kindle but haven’t started it because I’ve heard mixed messages about it. But it sounds so intriguing!!
So much fun to be had here…and I had to smile about your Räskog cart, because aren’t they the best?! (They’re the gold standard of carts for me, and I’ve used mine for just about everything.) Congrats on the arrival of your Starling. And I’ll be very curious to hear how you wrap up House Around my Body. Sounds intriguing.
I have not yet taken a dive into spinning but the pix of your sleek new Starling might be an inspirational nudge.
I love Ann Cleaves and you can’t beat a Vera