So, I’m Learning . . .

Lesson Number One – Don’t stop blogging for any length of time because it becomes increasingly easy to put it off as the mountains of material pile up. Or because of colds. Or because of a busy schedule. But, that will change.

Ahem. I, me, myself, the fiber lover, hereby promise to keep up with blogging. You need to get all over my case if I go more than a week without updating. But, hopefully that will not become necessary.

Alright, now, let me see, what has happened since my last post? When was my last post? Oh goodness, twenty something days ago? That’s three weeks!

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Well, to begin with, I finished my socks. As soon as they were done I was promptly assailed with a cold, during which I felt like laying around and knitting dozens of socks . . . but, I had no sock yarn. I now see the positive sides of having a stash, even if it’s a small one. The concept of spinning all your own yarn does not work when you’re too tired to even look at the spinning wheel. I had to grin and bear it, knowing that a visit to a yarn store was in the works.

Oh, and I was given these beautiful stitch markers. (Thanks, MamaMentor!)
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I wasn’t going to show them to you until I had a project worthy of showing them off, but I can’t hold out any longer. This picture is of the . . . I shall now flaunt my ignorance of knitting terms . . . it’s the one of the set that’s slightly larger than the others so you can use it to mark the beginnings of a round or row.

Isn’t it pretty? The whole beautiful package of them is resting on my desk waiting for me to come up with a special project, as simply stringing them onto a cotton washrag in random places won’t do. Perhaps I can use them when I finish spinning my soysilk into yarn for a shawl.

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Oh, look! Here’s another cotton washrag that is coming into the home stretch. I’ve gotten it nearly square now, thanks to babysitting jobs. It’s the only one of the last three washrags that have made it this far. The other two were frogged after reaching about three inches. Max. More like two and a half-ish. Sort of. Almost.

I lost interest very quickly.

I also got all the merino dyed blue and it is now in the beginning stages of spinning! (More on that tomorrow.)

2 Responses to So, I’m Learning . . .
  1. Mama Mentor
    October 8, 2009 | 5:57 pm

    I came very close to getting all over your case for not posting for so long, but I didn’t think it would be polite!

  2. Rebekah
    October 10, 2009 | 8:44 pm

    Thank you for your tact, but I now give you permission to deal a gentle nudge now and then. :)

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