Sunday, July 12, 2009

A-long alonging

As I'd hoped, the slight pressure to get stuff resulting from joining a KAL or some-such has resulted in, well, getting stuff done.

This colours in this gorgeous yarn from All Spun Up re-kindled a yarn lust that I haven't felt for quite a while. I had to have it, and I had to knit it as soon as it arrived. Joining Sock-a-Month 8 helped keep the knitting from languishing and actually made me knit both socks. :-)

Plain socks, in a fantastic colourway, but a finished pair! Hurrah!! Mojo, are you back? Only time will tell.

The fact that I was able to finish the socks while participating in the Tour de Fleece on Ravelry kind of gives me hope that I can do both spinning and knitting. I mean, that was kind of my intention before the spinning took over.

And speaking of the Tour de Fleece, I managed to turn this ....

.... into this:

It's merino from Fat Cat Knits, in the Seaside Cottage colourway. I signed up for a three-month subscription so I would push myself outside of my normal colour range, and this certainly did the trick.

I was trying to spin it thicker and ended up with 306 yards at 11 wpi, which is on the thin side of worsted weight but not too bad.

Definitely a happy mix of colours!