Saturday, January 19, 2008

More good news

I had a design accepted by Alpaca With a Twist, which makes me happy because I love love love love love knitting with alpaca! Yesterday was Hubbo's birthday (and Monday is Emma's) so we're pretty busy doing fun birthday-related things around here, but I managed to tech edit a few patterns yesterday and plan on finishing up the sleeves for the Shibui design this weekend (plus tech edit a few more patterns and maybe, just maybe, clean house).

I'm still spinning away on my little Schacht Hi-Lo (yes, I got a Golding for Christmas but I just don't feel worthy of it yet). I started knitting a pair of make-it-up-as-I-go fingerless gloves out of my handspun, which is sort of like Malabrigo, except with super thin tight hard bits of yarn here and there, plus enormous puffy tufts in other spots.

The wool itself is fabulous, and maybe I'm crazy to try to learn to spin on merino, but I like it, so there. The gloves seem a bit on the big side, but I didn't bother with a gauge swatch (I know, heresy, and so unlike me). I'm not about to try to frog, since parts of my yarn seem awfully delicate, but I have more than enough for 3 gloves, so I might just make 2 more with fewer stitches.


Larjmarj said...

Then have tiny hands to match the Betty Rubble sized feet!

Love the lil' glovies..Cool colors

Shorty said...

Happy B-Day to Hubbo and Miss Em..

Glad to see you have another love (spinning).