Wensday was the momentus day that I cast on for hubby's hunting socks. Lets mark this one down in the books. Its the first time I knit with my own hand spun yarn. It was very exciting! As of three minutes ago I am on the second sock and done with both the toe and heel, I'm in the home strech. Just a 2 by 2 rib on the leg to go! Ah yes, I'm going with the toe up variety, it seems to go quicker, and you get the hard part over with in the begining. The added bonus... no kitchener stitch:) Hubby is out hunting tonight so I had my little bro model the finished sock. He is just a 1/2 a shoe size smaller. A nother fun note is that I don't have to use much of the second ball of yarn, which means that I can knit a smaller pair for myself! The pictures look kinda fuzzy but I think it is just the yarn, being part mohair, they have a glow around them. I'm not sure whats up with my parents camera either, the coloring is different and the pictures were taken two seconds apart. I can't wait to buy a new camera! When is tax season?!
On the spinning front, my friend and owner of the yarn shop I frequent and work at , called me with some good news the other day! There is a lady who sends her roving to her to be spun. Brigitte asked if I wanted to spin the roving. Last year this lady sent her about 13 lbs. I can make a good amount of money and get a spinning fix that I can't really afford right now. Also she isn't in a rush to get it, 3 to 4 months is fine with her! How cool is that?! I love how things work out like that! I think God has played a big part in my fiber luck lately. He is the ultimate provider!
Next weekend I am going to a crafters retreat. I'm so excited I get to sit and knit all weekend long! I'm debating if i should bring my wheel or not. Its not too compact, but I'd have a lot of uninterupted time to spin. No kids saying thier thirsty or hungry or things of that nature:) I'll see if there is room in the vehicle first and make my decison from there.
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