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”:
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!
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.
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.*
*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.”
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