Monday, July 10, 2006

Well, look at that!

Here is my own Simply Lovely Lace Socks from the class I'm taking. The pattern is in Interweave Knit's Spring 2006 issue. It's ok so far. For some odd reason, this one is taking me forever to do.

After spinning some lovely colorful roving, I knit it up! Nice, huh? Both yarns turned out better than I'd thought they would. Yeah, there's some slubbing going on, but considering how much I've not spun in my life... Could be worse. Hopefully, it'll get better.

Then, I had the great idea to use as cheap roving....cotton balls! Yay! Never mind that I have to recomb the little balls (somehow that just sounds wrong), and cotton is more difficult than wool! You can see my efforts to the right. The left, I did afterwards and is superwash wool. More of this and then some plain wool roving is on its way to me already. I mean, I need something ordinary and basic to practice with. If I mess it up, I'm not sad to ruin such pretty wool.

Laundry, dishes, dinner, walking around the neighborhood with Hubby, and my day is summed up quite nicely. We miss the Fry, but she's having so much fun at her grandparents, Hubs and I don't mind her being gone too much. Sigh.


Maenwyn said...

OK, I guess I'm just fumble-fingered, 'cause I suck and you're already doing great.

I bow to your prowess.

Carol said...

Excellent! I love the results of the colorful rovings. Last night I went to Cottage Fibers and saw the beautiful rovings they have there. Got some drop spindle instructions. Now I am anxious to give it a whirl.

ChelleC said...

Oh my goodness, your sock looks great! I think the lace really shows up well on the yarn you've chosen. Mine, too, is going very slow. Not sure why. Hmmm.

Susan said...

ohhh pretty, pretty sock! and I love your colorful spinning. My roving is just gray and maybe I'll figure it out enough to move on to some colorful stuff. But I love the way it feels in my hands. Maybe I am just destined to be a gray person *G*

Jen said...

Cotton balls? Cotton BALLS? You need help deary. This makes me laugh just to try and envision you and cotton balls.

Slow and Steady Wins the Race