Thursday, May 29, 2008

Welcome Summer!

Today is the kids' last day of school, where did the time go? I just took these pictures I thought a couple of days ago, but I look out my window and the wisteria are all gone. They were breathtaking and fragrant while they were here, but alas summer is on the way! But Spring did bring new additions while it was here. I lucked out and scored this Ashford Traditional for a steal from a woman who works at one of my dh's clients. She was gifted it about 20 years ago but never used it, so decided to sell it for lawnmower money. I quickly snatched it up. It only needed a new leather footman piece and a drive band and some TLC. I am hoping to get to it this weekend so I can see how it spins.
Meanwhile on my Lendrum I have been working on this roving from Ashland Bay. I believe I posted the picture of the single previously.
And here it is all plied. I ended up with about 675 yard of worsted/bulky weight. I am hoping to find a cool vest pattern and knit it up this fall.
I did however start this with the merino/tencel I spun. It is the Cream of Spinach scarf. I did only 2 repeats instead of three to ensure I have enough for adequate length. This is my first knit with my hand spun, and I am enjoying it thoroughly.
Other projects have been going so/so. I just frogged the Blue Sky tank last night, it ended up being way too big. I was about 1/2 way done too. :( The Veronik sock just got a heel flap and is being ignored while I spin. It is so busy this time of year it is hard to find time to do it all and I find myself choosing spinning over knitting lately it would seem. Coming up soon: all the lovely new fiber I have added to my stash!


Carat said...

I always love the photos you post of the roving and spun yarn. It makes me want to learn how to spin.

Jeana said...

That scarf is gorgeous.

I want to get a spinning wheel now. lol

Purple Princess said...

Nice projects. How fun to have gotten that wheel. What a find. Makes me want to learn spinning when you talk about and show all your beautiful yarns.