"Out For Delivery" - isn't that a nice phrase? It is when it describes my spinning wheel! I haven't spun for several days since I returned the rental wheel and I've missed spinning. While I'm patiently waiting for the man in brown to show up, I'll show some progress pictures.
First, some knitting:
This is a modified Uptown Scarf (from Weekend Knitting) made from Handspun #3 (isn't that an original name?). I couldn't find a pattern I liked and I really wanted to get the yarn knit up. I made the scarf long as the pattern suggests (almost to my ankles), but there is no fringe. It is also knit on size 19 needles instead of 35, so I cast on 9 stitches instead of 5. I hope it will improve with a good blocking. It felt strange to use the large needles since I haven't done that in a while!
And I've been a bad knitter and started my Clapotis instead of finishing up my hat or the top. Caitlyn is knitting another one and this seemed like a good time to jump in. I'm having to alternate between two skeins of yarn because there is no dye lot for this yarn and the colors look different. The only problem with this is that the project isn't as portable as I'd like. And the right edge doesn't look exactly like the left edge, but it isn't different enough to bother me. I do love the colors in this yarn!
And speaking of color:
This is the last yarn I spun. Instead of calling it Handspun #4, I think I'll call it Celebration. (Is it silly to name my yarn?!) To me, it looks like Christmas tree lights, or fireworks, or streamers and balloons at a birthday party. Its real name is Pastels and it's Northern Lights 100% Wool Top roving from Louet. This colorway made me happy when I was spinning it! If I remember correctly, I think I have about 220 yards of this. Any ideas of what it should become? I may need to move to a cooler climate so I can keep knitting hats, scarfs, mittens, etc. :) Although, it was 29 degrees with a few snowflakes here today. And on Saturday, it was in the 70s. Weird!
Thank you for all your concern and good wishes for E. It turns out that she has mononucleosis. She's been resting a lot and hasn't been out of the house since last Tuesday. I'm very thankful that it's not something more serious. It looks like we'll be switching back to straight homeschooling (with materials from her teachers) for a week or two so she can stay home and rest up. She wants to be able to go to the World Festival in mid-April!