Great News!

I have been busy with life and such, and knitting of course. Knitting a bit almost every day on my Clapotis. Here is a pic of what I have so far:

So, for you that care — I am on the straight section and getting ready to drop my 10th stitch – that means 3 more repeats after that, and then the decrease section.

I am really loving it. Didn’t think it looked so hot after the first couple of dropped stitches, even thought about taking it all out – so if you are knitting one and experiencing that feeling/thought — keep on going, it will look better after a while.

The great news is that I received an email today letting me know that the spinning wheel that I had ordered is finally in! This single treadle Lendrum has been on order since October/November (can’t remember). I have first dibs on it, but if I don’t like it it will go pretty fast so Detta (who is selling it to me) isn’t putting any pressure on me. I will be picking it up tomorrow. I haven’t tried a single treadle Lendrum, but have myself convinced that this is it. I don’t think I will be disappointed. At least, I hope I won’t be.

I haven’t been spinning much though, it will be interesting to see if that will become my obsession for a while. Right now I am really liking this easy type of knitting. After I finish the Clapotis I have plans on making my girl cat, Guinevere, a felted cat bed. There are also other items that I have planned, but that is the one that is next.

I want to do one of those in this book

A Second Treasury of Magical Knitting

Cool book! I also finally got Yarn Harlot’s little treasure:

At Knit's End : Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much

It is so tiny! Just the exact right size to carry around. I have been rewarding myself every day with a bit of reading. Great stuff, very true and mostly very funny.

Other great news: I have created another knitter! Chaachi, my sister, decided she wanted to take another stab at it. She is doing really well. There is a bit of obsession about knitting already. I have to remind here when she has been at it too long — she starts getting a glazed look in her eyes. She can see when she makes mistakes, but hasn’t figured out how to correct all of them yet – some yes. Fortunately/unfortunately she has no fear of ripping back. Now I just have to convince her that sometimes fixing one stitch is all that it takes to make it better. I may have created a monster!

More later.

Peace!

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