Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Spinning improvements: Here is the latest 1 oz. batch of my dragonfibers merino/bamboo. It is way more squishy and lofty and NOT overplied than my first two attempts. So exciting. I can't wait to knit it up. ...except for the fact that all three skeins are different and the resulting fabric will probably be wacky. Maybe I will take a little twist out of the first two skeins. Any thoughts?

Home improvements: I finally made a sewing project. It's the bed-pocket from Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing. It's really a good thing that 90% of this project is hidden by a mattress. Note to self: learn to cut in a straight line. But other than that, it was a really good first sewing project. Very straightforward with good step-by-step instructions for the beginner (aka me). There was a little bobbin incident but once I got the darn thread to catch, it was smooth sailing. I really like the way this project turned out. It's the perfect place to store my glasses when I go to sleep (as opposed to the ledge of the bedframe where they inevitably fall off or I step on them trying to get out of bed). Practical and functional but still pretty in its simplicity.


Rose said...

your spinning is so freaking amazing! gorgeous times on billions. if that was at a lys it would be in the basket of pretty treasures that are $60 a skein. you are awesome.

Stacy said...

The yarn looks fan-freaking-tastic! And, the bed pocket looks so helpful.... congrats on two great jobs!