Sunday, January 6, 2008

Yes, This Weekend Has Been Busy

This has been a long, busy weekend. I got to have Thursday thru today off of work. I do have to go back to work tomorrow. I have enjoyed having these past four days to get some things done and worry about ES and his driving.

I finished the Christmas stocking and yes, it is big enough to put a 2 or 3 year old inside of it. I did this stocking according to the directions with the needle size requested. I knew I should have gone down two sizes on the needle, but I wanted to see what would happen. My stocking ended up being about an inch and a half wider than the sample and about two inches longer. Oh well, one less thing on the UFO list. I don't know what I will do with it yet. I am just going to put it in the Christmas stuff and see what inspiration strikes me next year. I don't have to decide today, do I?

This is the Fiber Trends clog that I did in class yesterday. I am on row 4 of the cuff, so almost done. I did go down two needle sizes on this pattern, although being felted I probably didn't need to. I am anxious to see how it will turn out. Maybe I have the kids knitted item for next Christmas and if I start now I can get them all done. The color in this picture is way off. The actual color is a purple variegated color and this shows it as being more blue with dark stripes. I'll have to play with the lighting when I complete the pair so the color will be truer in the final picture.

On Friday I took the batts from the December 17th post and pre-drafted them into this preparation. I spun them while reading blogs that afternoon and ended up with this much on one bobbin.
I haven't plied this bobbin yet so don't know how much is actually there. I am hoping to get that done this afternoon. I'll give you an update and completed picture in the next couple of days.

I have been sitting down to the spinning wheel for a few minutes every day. I am hoping that I can accomplish quite a bit of spinning that way. I have my next couple of spinning projects planned out, I think. I hope to have quite a bit spun before moving so I can have some knitting projects for the drive across the country.

Today I am making some split pea soup. E has been craving it and it sounded really good. Hope it tastes as good as it smells! There is a good chunk of ham on the bone which should make it really good for the boys.

Happy knitting & spinning.

1 comment:

LDSVenus said...

You are really busy!!! Hehe, dont tempt Santa by putting a stocking that big up, he must might put a 2 or 3 year old in there for you :P. I love those clogs, but havent made any yet, how easy are they to knit up? I'm allways amazed at how much things shrink up after felting!!