My knitting and I have reconciled, after a fashion. I've been spinning and cross-stitching more, and doing homework.
But I'm really excited about my spinning. The first picture shows the color accurately, the second shows the texture of my single.
Originally, I started this project as an entry for the March challenge in the Spindlers group on ravelry. The theme is fairy tales, and this fiber made me think of Rumpelstiltskin and the miller's daughter whose father claimed she could spin straw into gold. Look at that color. It looks like antique gilt, it even has a tiny bit of Angelica in it for extra shimmer. It's called Lioness, but I think of it more as Old Gold -- or Fool's Gold. It's the color of pyrite.
It won't get done in time for the challenge, but I'm incredibly excited anyway. It's my first-ever project spun to a specific weight. Once I ply it, it will be fingering weight, and I'm thinking shawl thoughts. This is much too pretty to be hidden in a shoe.
My second intentional weight project is the fiber that came with one of Jesh's spindles. It's not much, but it doesn't have to be -- it's my first ever laceweight, I'm still practicing, and I can't believe how much yarn I'm getting out of that tiny sliver of fiber.
Finally, let me show you the center square of the Bridgewater shawl. It's getting there! Almost time to weave in the ends, then pick up 600 stitches or so. It'll be gorgeous when it's done, though.
There is more knitting. I'll share my hat and sock projects in a bit. Have to do homework first...