Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Something Old, Something New, Something ... Blue!
First, the new: the silk hankies, or mawatas, FINALLY got here today! I ordered them from Blue Moon Fiber Arts on the third of February. This color is very true to the actual color. They smell like Elmer's Glue!
The idea, according to Knitty.com, is to pull apart one thin layer at a time ... well, that will be next week's blog post. I was just so excited to finally get these in the mail, I had to start with them. Undecided whether I will spin them, or just knit them without spinning.
Thanks to a little bit of snow, I had a four-day weekend instead of the three-day, President's Day weekend I was expecting (thank you, Baltimore County, for being perpetually unprepared for the slightest snowfall), and aside from a lot housecleaning and cooking, I did a lot of spinning and knitting, as well as sorting through my yarn and neatening my stash. Don't you love doing that? I do :-)
In all the neatening, I found an old project:
And finally ... a series of pictures to show you how challenging it is to spin or ply in this house:
Pesky Petunia ... she is rubbing her face against the yarn and making the cutest noise ... like purring with her mouth open, sort of "khhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..." It's cute, but impossible to work around. Nothing distracts her from this .... I think it's the fiber that draws her. I guess I understand that, but I refrain from rubbing my chin on it and purring.