Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Friday, July 28, 2006
Miss Anj and Sue will be here at the Boogie Abode tomorrow night. YAY! They are the whole reason I'm taking time off next week. Not that I didn't sorely need it but it helps to have friends to take time off with.
I did promise to tell you about what I did with my club sample this month. Did you all get yours? This past month's Fiber Club was silk in "The New Black" colorway. Once again it was a combination of colors I wouldn't necessarily make for myself but it was so pretty together that I fell for it. But what to do? How to spin it?
I have 2 silk projects going at the moment already. One on the spindle and one on the lace bobbin on the wheel. Both are being spun very fine and will be plied into lace weight yarn. I wanted to do something different.
I settled on making a single and adding some BFL to it.
I would spin a length of silk lace weight thin, then pick up my BFL in white and spin it in bulky weight. I alternated between spinning lace weight silk and bulky BFL. Now I have a couple hundred yards of this:
My plans are to make a lacy/lumpy scarf. Unfortunately you can't really see the beauty of this idea unless I knit a sample. I've not had time to knit anything but work related stuff. Just a couple more weeks and I'll be knitting for me again.
Now I'm off to work and then I'll try to tidy for the arrival the gals. I'm so looking forward to seeing them. Have a good weekend all.