Thursday, 30 July 2009

Knitting in High Humidity

My limp-wristed attempt to knit lately has been pathetic! Aside from the fact that my ahem day job ahem takes up all my quality time lately, by the time I get home from work and whatever else I have going on, I just feel too warm and gross to touch yarn. It's been a mild but wet and stormy summer so far. The bedroom window unit has yet to be installed, and I'm kind of hoping I'll get around to that soon. It's nice to have a cool room to retreat to when it's sticky out.

I completed two of my Tour de Fleece goals. The fist was to spin for at least 10 minutes every day. I did that, and then some- on most days, I would end up spinning for at least an hour. The second was to tackle my spinning UFOs. I completed spinning for my "Fine Fleece" Espresso sweater. That's 1500+ yards of dk weight 3-ply from a CVM fleece. I skirted, washed and carded this fleece myself- it's truly the largest spinning project that I've undertaken.

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I spun a 2-ply laceweight BFL for the Aeolian. I though I had spun enough, but I only spun about 250 yards total, and I need over 500. Back to the wheel for this one.

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I also spun some beautiful Spunky Eclectic Shetland and plied it to with a dark purple batt that I had made. It's worsted or aran weight. I love how the dark purples line up just. I'm hoping to have enough to make a sweater yolk from this.

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Knitting has been slow as hell. Right now on the needles, I have a man's cardigan (wool, ugh, how you have forsaken me in this weather), the ill-fated silk cami, a pair of lace stockins and a pair of wool socks. Slooowly knitting along when I end up in and AC-ed environment for more than a few minutes.

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