Wednesday, January 30, 2008
a fiber surprise
You may remember that I signed up for the Spunky Eclectic Fiber Club back in December. I forgot that I had signed up (that's not unusual) and so when the package arrived yesterday I was pleasantly surprised. When I opened the package and saw what was inside I got very excited. These colors really speak to me. I am not sure about the fiber itself - icelandic wool. I have no idea at this point what I will do with the fiber, but for right now I am savoring the view. LOL.
On the knitting front, I finished one of the alpaca socks last night.
I don't think I have much ruffle in the edging but I like it more than the ribbing.
I do have yarn left, so maybe I will rip back to bind off and add a few more rows of yo's and decreases to make it ruffle more.
I tried to knit a finger on my Selbu glove but I just wasn't getting the instructions. I will wait until Thursday and go see the "knit doctor" (Karen) at my LYS for help. I also turned the heel on my handspun sock. I just couldn't get it right while walking to and from the parking garage and work. I had to sit still and follow the instructions because I used a different heel this time. This one had double wraps. I think it will be a good one - so far it fits very well.
I hope to go home and walk tonight. Due to another technical error (I erased a message on the answering machine without listening to it) I missed a chance to go walking last night. Tonight I will have to pay the piper and walk alone. : (
ETA I did walk alone tonight. And I did 40 crunches. Go me!