WIP Wednesday – 3/07/2018

March 7, 2018 WIP Wednesday 4

WIP Wednesday (for “Work In Progress”) is a meme where we share our current fibery projects. It was started by Nicole @ Book-Wyrm-Knits, who also reviews books at book-wyrm-reads

New Arrival

I haven’t gotten much knitting done in the past few weeks, as my indexing load has been unusually heavy. But let me introduce you to my newest “toy”:

Ashford Traditional spinning wheel. Photo © The Bookwyrm’s Hoard

 

I finally did it! I bought a spinning wheel! She’s an Ashford Traditional (original model), very similar to Robin and Owl’s wheel (the one I learned on.) I bought her used, but in excellent condition as far as I can tell. I’ve been wanting a wheel for a while, and this one showed up on Craigslist at a price I couldn’t resist. I drove about an hour to pick her up yesterday. I can’t wait to start spinning! She still needs a name, though. The previous owner didn’t name her, and I haven’t worked with her long enough to have a feel for her “personality” yet. I’m open to suggestions!

Knitting

I’m done knitting the cap-sleeve baby sweater for my friend’s baby, but I still need to do the finishing: figuring out how to snug up the armholes a little, sewing on the buttons, weaving in the ends, and giving it a very light steam block. I don’t have a photo of the current stage, but I’ll take some when it’s all finished.

 

Misty Garden scarf in feather-and-fan, knit by me (Lark.) Photo © 2018 The Bookwyrm’s Hoard

There’s negative progress on my feather-and-fan scarf (above last week’s photo.) I had to frog back over a foot of it a few days ago. Aaargh! Somehow, I switched the front and back (right side and wrong side) before finishing the first ball of yarn. Once I discovered my mistake, I ripped it back to just before where I made the mistake, picked up the stitches, and started over from there. I haven’t had much time to work on it since, so I’m not even back to where I was before frogging.*

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*If you’re not familiar with knitspeak, “frogging” means pulling out stitches you’ve already made, usually several rows or more. It comes from “rip it,” which sounds like–you guessed it!–“ribbit.”

 

Ravelry: I’ve linked patterns and projects to their respective Ravelry pages. If you’re a knitter or crocheter and want to connect with me on Ravelry, you can find me there as “Lady-Lark.” And send me a PM on Ravelry to let me know your Rav-name and that you read this blog, so I can friend you back!

 

 

4 Responses to “WIP Wednesday – 3/07/2018”

  1. Nicole

    I love your WIP Weds header image. Very cool! (I’ve been too lazy to make one for myself… need to get on that…)

    And your spinning wheel is gorgeous! I have a castle style wheel, which I like because it takes up less space and is (theoretically) more portable, but it doesn’t have the same pretty look as the traditional wheel. I can’t wait to see what you spin on it!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I love the traditional Saxony wheels, too, but you’re right, castle wheels are more portable. Especially the modern foldable ones. I might get one of those later, if I stay as enthusiastic about spinning as I am now. I’m going to have to curb my enthusiasm a little, though… wool isn’t cheap! Plus, it takes time to knit it up after you’ve spun it. 🙂

  2. bookworm

    What a fun WIP meme, I will have to remember it and post too sometimes. Your scarf is lovely, the yarn is beautiful. The dreaded frogging ugh I can relate.
    Enjoy your week and happy knitting!

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