Tuesday, February 13, 2007

New Is Better


I don't like leftovers, I'd rather open a new bottle of orange juice than finish the open one, and I always want to start a new project instead of finishing a current one.

Novelty
The dark tweed pullover is plain stockinette. The colorblock sweater is too. I had three empty Robin-wheel bobbins. I had beautiful new roving that Franklin sent me as a gift. That led to only one conclusion. I had to start spinning the Franklin-fiber.



For proper documentation purposes, this is 5 ounces of Shepherd Wool Top from Lorna's Laces. It is a superwash merino top, dyed in colorway "Camouflage."

I needed to see how the singles would look when spun up.



It spun up so nicely, I continued to spin more.



Before I knew it, I had finished spinning over half the top.



With another empty bobbin on the Robin wheel, I couldn't stop myself starting the second bobbin's worth.



Now, I just have this little bit to finish when I get back from vacation.



Of course, I still have to ply the singles and scour the yarn and knit up either socks or gloves or a hat or something.

Readers' Comments/Questions
Regarding the Nelda Davis workshop at Twist, Betsy writes, "Oh Jeez, Queer Joe, thank goodness Twist wasn't there when I lived in New Hope...which corner is this on...I lived in the house on the SW corner of that intersection...I think it is now a real estate office"

Twist is on the Northeast corner of Route 202 and Aquatong Road. Right across the stree is a Real Estate office on the Northwest corner. The Southwest and Southeast corners are still residents, as far as I know.

Feel free to have outrageous comment-wars while I'm gone. I'll look forward to reading you comments when I get back (or sooner, if I can).

5 comments:

Mel said...

Nothing outrageous here. Have a wonderful trip!

no-blog-rachel said...

Have a fan-freakin'tabulous vacation!

Carol said...

Have a wonderful time!! We'll miss you. You sure you don't want me to blog-sit? ;)

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday, Thaddeus and bonnes vacances to you both.
Wave to the sea for me, please.

Kathy said...

Oh, you no-children-at-home people get to have so much fun!

The singles look gorgeous, QJ!