Spin, spin away…

Why are some motions so rhythmic, so soothing…Laura (from Mondays at Java Station) has felt the lure of the spindle. Yes…it’s so soothing…nice to watch it go round & round. It makes me feel like a little baby just fascinated with a ceiling fan.  Yeah, like that!

Having not posted for a few days I guess there is a little catching up to do. On Monday night I was thinking I was just so damn smart because I brought my digital camera with pics of finished projects that I didn’t want to lug around with me & toot my own horn, but I forgot to get a picture of the group. It would have been a good picture too because there were more ladies ( I use that word loosely b/c we are all different ages) than usual. So next Monday I will try to remember. My mom always teases me because I have a horrible memory. She says it is ok for her to have a bad memory because they are “senior moments”. That wasn’t even accurate when she started saying it b/c she was in her 40’s. I digress, she likes to tease me is my point.  On with knitting news. I received some of the silk yarn I have been waiting for, 3oo of 700 grams that are coming. So I got it balled & I want to swatch it but I am afraid to start another project considering I can’t really knock too much off of my current projects list. And I did start a Christmas gift that will take a bit of work b/c it is a new pattern & a lot of stockinette through the body, which tends to get really boring. And the sweater for George is all straight stockinette too. But I had a grand idea. I have the front & back complete, I could do something interesting on the sleeves. He is a bit of a plain jane but I think that a stripe of cables up the middle of the sleeve would add just a touch of interest. He isn’t one for skull & crossbones or even hearts   So cables it is. Now to pick which kind….if you can’t tell I am making this up as I type, no prior thought went into the sleeves. Now you can all see how my thought process works! <slow drawl> Interestin’ ain’t I?

Okay so I went to Michaels on Monday before our group since I have shopped myself sick at our other lys. Got some fun new bernat soft boucle, in Carnival shades, that will work up quick into a fun sweater. Those are the best! I also ordered Rowan It’s a Tape Thing because I love the Clara sweater! And of course Fluffa’s came out so perfect I must be makin’ me one of those! I am not one of those people that have a problem with acrylic. As a matter of fact, I think acrylic is neccesary for the art of knitting & crocheting to continue. I learned on red heart & the likes & if it hadn’t been available then I would not have continued in the art at all. Not everyone can spend a lot of $$ on yarn when they first start to knit. So that is my opinion…just thought I would share that with ya…

Tonight my goal is to get at least 3″ done on the in the round sweater I am doing. Also now that I have decided what to do on the sleeves of George’s sweater, I need to start working on those. So if my spindle doesn’t call me too loudly I should be able to get that accomplished & get the kids dinner & get them washed up & get them ready for bed, then finally in bed to (hours later) fall asleep. That is my night, hope all you out there have a more fun evening than me