Thursday, June 14, 2012
Regular readers may remember the debacle with the first Crow Waltz shawl I started. After that, I restarted the edging with some lovely Sophisticat in Chimney Sweep.
But then it languished, I'd just lost all mojo to work on it and I eventually frogged the few leaves I had done and tossed the yarn back into the stash.
But recently, Mom has been showing interest in spinning. She got some beautiful handspun merino silk from another Raveler. She talked to the spinning ladies at the fibrefest. She liberated my grandma's neglected Kiwi wheel. She bought fibre to spin.... and all this got me thinking... I don't want to spin, but damn, I do love handspun yarn!
And then I remembered. I still have a HUGE skein of pretty, pretty handspun goodness that I got from Smoking Hot Needles.
So, I dug out the Sophisticat as soon as Dad's socks were off the needles. It's funny how your perception of a project can change. I remember these leaves taking AGES last time - but this time, they are just flying off my needles. I've already got the first half of the border done.
(For those wondering what happened with my Colour Affection Infection... it hasn't cleared up - there are three skeins of Fluffy Cat in the shop that would make a lovely one. Only the reminder that I have many pretty skeins already in my stash is keeping the infection from spreading - but it's hard to say how long that will keep it at bay....)