Finished Color Affection Sunday. Still knitting DewDrops, it is due tomorrow before midnight and I am determined to finish. There is a good 8-10 hours of knitting until the end, though, so I have to get back to it.
I have knit & spun so much this month, I can hardly believe it. I will be very happy for August which is a break month for Harry Potter knitting club. All I "have" to knit is a sweater for Camp Loopy; it should be a breeze after knitting parts of 3 shawls, a washcloth, several blanket squares and spinning 5 skeins of wool this month.
Now that the Tour is over for another year, it is time to make some serious progress on the knitting. I have two shawls to finish in 10 days and I'm not very sanguine about the second one. The first is on the last 2 inches (of 400 stitches per row), but it is just garter stitch and moves quickly.
One more skein for the Tour! It was a great spinning day today; we had a
surprise downpour here in Southern California & I took my spinning
wheel onto the porch to enjoy it. Then I did the plying a few hours
later to let the yarn rest and it went well. I really love the cheerful
I also spent a few minutes trying to spin cotton on my Majacraft; it was a little tricky to get started but I was making solid yarn after a while. It is not relaxing yet but will get easier. I certainly have enough sliver to practice on.
In other news, knit a few rows on my Dewdrops shawl.
Yesterday I did manage to sit down and spin one puff of fiber which took about 40 minutes. Not a shocking amount of progress, but still progress. I have 4 puffs left to spin, need a day to ply, and there only 3 race days left. I had better get moving!
The Tour de Fleece started last week & I have been able to spin each day so far. It is amazing that I can go from "no spinning, no time for it" to finding an hour a day and suddenly I am spinning for longer than that. The time just appears!
Day 1 6/29 - Ply the red / blue singles
Day 2 6/30 - Ply the red / blue singles (471 yd)(4 oz)
Day 3 7/1 - Spin brown Wensleydale / Cotswold cross 40 min
Day 4 7/2 - Spin brown W/C 80 min
Day 5 7/3 - Spin brown W/C 60 min
Day 6 7/4 - Spin brown W/C 60 min
Day 7 7/5 - Spin brown W/C 15 min (4 oz)
Day 7 7/5 - Spin Rainbow Trout merino / tencel 45 min
Day 8 7/6 - Spin Rainbow Trout merino / tencel 105 min