OK, we all know I’m not a joiner and get far too competitive and get frustrated when I don’t have enough creative input on a project – all of which clearly explains why I’ve signed up for Mystery Stole 3. Also, I don’t have enough of any one laceweight yarn for the project, so I’m not just knitting along, I’m spinning along, too. Because I don’t have enough to do with my time as it is.
Actually, it’s a great incentive; I currently have no ‘must do right now’ project burning a hole in my brain, so joining in with a group of other people and finding out what I’m knitting as I go along seems like a whole bunch of fun.
I’m spinning some Wensleydale/Teeswater blend top for this yarn. On Monday night/early Tuesday I managed to sample 18 metres of 26wpi 2-ply yarn. For reference, Zephyr Wool/Silk, the yarn used by the stole’s designer, Melanie, is 30wpi, so I’m not a million miles out. And in my defence, I thought it was 24wpi when I started spinning my sample, so I’m pretty pleased with my precision spinning! (Luck. It was all luck. Believe me.)
I’ve spun about 20g of singles tonight; that’s about 1/10 of what I need to do for the shawl. Not including plying. Hmmm….
I have to thank Dawn for clueing me in to this KAL. If you want to join too – hurry hurry hurry!! The gates close on July 6, and the first clue will be released this Friday! (June 29).
I also need to apologise to all the people whose lovely comments I haven’t replied to yet. I will, just as soon as I find out how not to be a crappy correspondent.
Also, Ravelry? Totally awesome. Come find me there as I slowly enter my data – my username is yarninmypocket. I need more hours in the day, and days in the week. Bigtime.