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Sunday, February 11, 2007

bad bad blogger

Anyone still out there?

Due to a rash of sickness I was unable to knit or spin for about two weeks. The horror! But I'm back at it! When I was finally feeling well enough to do something other than stare at the computer screen or lie on the couch, I started spinning my lovely alpaca...and what a delight it is. This fiber requires no predrafting at all -- it's so well prepared and spins up so quickly.

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The single (above) looks like it's plied but it's not. I decided to spin the natural colored fiber and ply it with that...good call.

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It's just lovely. It's heavy worsted, about 130 yards per 100g so far.

And the knitting...you would think that two months was enough time to knit a freaking pair of socks! Well, I mean, it is -- but I just kept getting sidetracked. I finally frogged the lace I had started and decided to go with Jaywalkers, so I could take them anywhere and work on them in my spare moments. Good call.

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They only took about 6 days from start to finish.

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FO #109: Jaywalker Socks, in merino/tencel from Yarn Ahoy. For my Sockentine Swap partner...they're in the mail!

7 Comments:

Blogger Jodi said...

I'm still out here! Glad you're feeling better. I check your blog at least once a day! Am I a good big sis or what?

7:03 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

You're the best! :)

7:08 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Lovin' the socks and your spinning..wow it's great.
What are you planning on knitting with it?

8:03 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I'm still here (surprise, I know.) I have shown absolutely incredible restraint in not harassing you for blog updates. Thrilled to see you're back to work. Does this mean you can smell/taste/breathe again?

1:58 AM  
Anonymous Robin said...

I'm here! The spinning looks great - I bet that yarn is soft too. Nice Jaywalkers too! Glad you're feeling better!

11:16 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

such pretty alpaca you spun, and I love the socks too :)

8:38 AM  
Blogger Abigale said...

The alpaca is gorgeous! Great job on the Jaywalkers too... I did one pair of them, and don't think I'll do another, Mine were out of Sockotta, and are really hard to get on and off.

Oh, and my last pair of socks? I cast on for them 2 years ago. Shameful. Totally shameful

11:38 AM  

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