Sunday, March 14, 2010

Time Flies...

...when you're too busy to have fun. I'm taking a class, which is admittedly fun, but comes with lots of work. And things have kicked into high gear at work. So there's precious little knitting or spinning time. But I try to squeeze some in here and there, for the sake of what passes for my sanity.

Fiber makes me feel better. Fiber is good for you, and, best of all, it doesn't count towards my yarn diet. So here it is, 5.something oz of superwash sock yarn-to-be. And my new Ethan Jacob. 5.4 oz of spindle, supposedly almost the same weight than the fiber, but oh so much less voluminous.

Both spindle and fiber have passed feline inspection.


I've been working on my Bridgewater shawl, and I'm finally past the halfway point on the center square. By the time the lace edging comes around, it'll be a nice change of pace from all the garter stitch.


I'll leave you with a picture of Merlin lounging on the fireplace. He looks so relaxed and comfy.

It's good to be a cat at our house.

There is more knitting and spinning, but it'll have to wait until the weather improves. It's gray, windy, dreary... not a good time for pictures. And my remaining projects are actually in fun colors. You'll have to wait... and I'll try not to let almost a month go by between posts again.

8 comments:

Bezzie said...

Oh man, I kind of want to take a nap in a box of fiber now!

Bonnie said...

What a cozy-looking cat! Congrats on passing the halfway mark on the Bridgewater garter stitch. Won't be long before you are at the lace border.

steph said...

Good for you for powering through all of that garter stitch so fast! You'll be done before you know it, and on to all of that fun lace edging. I can't wait to see it finished! Then we can move on to a Geodesic knitalong :)

Becky said...

That is some lovely fiber. It distracted me from going to buy some for myself, which I do not need.

Thanks!

Corrina said...

That is a gorgeous spindle!

fleegle said...

That's a handsome shawl, my dear! And I didn't knit those three shawls, but I want to.

Larjmarj said...

I <3 that shawl!! Of course it's on my list of things to make. But, that's a long list. The spindle is lovely too.

You mentioned wanting a cup holder for your wheel. Mine came from.

FBN plastics,
http://fbnplastics.etsy.com

If you don't have a "standard" wheel they might be able to come up with a custom job for you. I loves mine. I didn't think that I'd use it that much but I do.

LBorealis said...

Oh, pretty shawl!

Our cats have taken up their morning sunbeam positions and all is well in the world. Or, at least, in our apartment.