Well, soon anyway. Yes, next week, on Thaddeus' birthday, we will be on a plane to our annual vacation in Cancun.
Until then, I will continue to post knitting and spinning progress, right up until Tuesday, February 13th. At that point, I may try to find some internet cafe where I will post some irritating "wish you were here" type of blog entry...just to make you envious. But, I may not end up posting anything until I return on the 21st.
I'm just about to start the neck shaping on the front of the dark tweek pullover. I keep debating on how deep or actually, how shallow I want to make the neck hole.
When in doubt, I usually try to go more shallow on a handknit pullover.
I just finished my latest novel, <i>Crazy In Alabama</i> by Mark Childress.
Overall, this was a thoroughly engrossing read, and I already miss reading about the two main characters. I wanted their stories to just keep going on and on. The writing is a little more careless than I usually prefer, but the storytelling abilities of the author more than make up for the lazy writing style.
I'm going to have to look into his other books.
Regarding the first hank of plied multi-colored Merino, Marilyn asks, "What's the wpi? Looks like a fingering weight, maybe almost sport."
Marilyn has a good eye when it comes to estimating yarn grist. The wraps per inch is about 16, and the yards per pound is about 1,460. That would put this yarn right in the range of a sport weight, based on Prairie Wool's handy FAQ sheet on yarn grist.
JacquieKnits asks, "Have you spun up that beautiful red sliver from New Zealand yet?"
Yes, the wool from James was spun up in no time. It turned out to be a lovely deep red yarn that I haven't decided what to use it for. My next spinning will be the beautiful superwash roving that Franklin sent me.