Tuesday, March 3, 2009

knitting night

As late as 6:00 last night, I was still vacillating about whether to go to knitting night last night. I was really tired--mounting sleep debt from all last week--but I didn't want to miss the fun.

In the end, I went. I'm still tired of all of my current projects, but as I was walking out the door, this yarn threw itself at me.

It's a yarn blend that I bought last year on eBay from Spin City Yarns. I don't remember any of the details except it's called Peacock and I think there's some mohair in it. I was thinking a drapey, open triangle shawl. I think that would be super cool.

However, in the end, the call of the spinning was louder. I had the forethought to take my drop spindle with me this time. Ever since the festival, all I've wanted to do is spin.

It seems kind of sad that in almost three hours, that's all the yarn I made, but whatever. It's pretty and shiny, and that's what I was looking for. Also, I just realized: my back didn't hurt at all by the end of the evening, whereas usually I'm in misery after sitting on those awful chairs. I may be onto something here.


Sarah said...

I was set to go when I became so sleepy so I stayed home. Of course, that meant I did not get to sleep until around three this morning, but I digress.

That yarn is gorgeous. Knit or crochet for the shawl?

Fiber details, please?!? It is beautiful. If spindling is the secret to back happiness at the B&N, I may bring mine next time.

Cara said...

I'm thinking crochet for the yarn. I'm not a fast crocheter, but I think knitting a shawl might just take the rest of my life.

Thanks for the compliment on the fiber! It's 50/50 merino/tencel, hand-dyed by me. There's a ton more where that came from, I just haven't posted it on my website yet.

I think the thing about spindling is that you can't sit still and do it, or at least I can't--I'm park and draft all the way, so it forces me to shift around and not lean on the chair back the whole time.