Yesterday I was not paying attention when I left the house for work. I forgot my knitting! I was nearly done with the foot of my second sock with Cascade fixation and thought I could finish it on my commute but I left it sitting on the couch!
On top of this, what was I going to do with my hands for an hour and a half in the morning and again in the evening? So at lunch time, I took the subway up to 79th street and stopped in at Knitty City to say “hi” to Pearl Chin and buy me some yarn to have a project on my way home. (and then some!)
This was the project I got started.
SWTC Tofutsies – 50% Superwash Wool, 25% SoySilk, 22.5% Cotton, and 2.5 %Chitin. ( Crab and shrimp shells) It’s a fairly fine sock yarn so I’m doing magic loop on size 0. Oh, and I used yet another toe up cast on…
I Finished It!
After several spinning sessions, plying and washing here are my 3 skeins of yarn which I spun from Miss Lime’s SpringTime Handpainted Roving which I bought from the LimenViolet etsy shop back in November.
I had finished spinning the singles from her roving a while ago, but I struggled with what to ply with. I finally decided on a silk merino blend in a slightly lighter color than the first singles and then I plyed the two strands together. There are a few really puffy spots, but the majority of it is pretty consistent. Total it’s about 12 oz. and maybe around 800 yards in what looks like a dk weight. Only my second yarn on the e-spinner and I think I’m improving!
Meanwhile this is what’s spinning up right now
This is the soysilk fiber pictured in my last entry. Aren’t the colors just gorgeous! I think I’m going to ply it with itself when I’m done with the singles.