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Is this thing on??

Welcome to my new home. Let’s see how this goes. Everything from my blogger blog seems to have imported successfully…though a few comments are missing. I just have to get a feel for how all of the template editing stuff goes from here. I have wordpress installed on another domain and it’s much more customizable that way — but I’ll give this a go and see if I can work with it. I really want to save that installation for some template work I’m doing.

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I’ve had this half-spun tussah silk sitting around for a while…and imagine my delight when I pulled it out and realized that it matches the Spunky BFL I got for Christmas. I’m going to ply them together.

Lately I’m all about plying different fibers together to get the most yardage possible. I liken it to how, you know when you first start buying yarn you grab single skeins of gobs of different things, and then one day you realize that if you actually want to make stuff, you really need more? I’m finding the same thing with handspun…sure, handspun hats and fingerless gloves are great, but I’d like the option of making something more substantial.

Who knows what kind of yardage I’ll end up with on this one…but it sure is gonna be beautiful.

and I’ll say it again…my DH is such a keeper. 🙂

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I ask for the geekiest things (like those, and these), and he always comes through… *swoon*

Anyone still out there?

Due to a rash of sickness I was unable to knit or spin for about two weeks. The horror! But I’m back at it! When I was finally feeling well enough to do something other than stare at the computer screen or lie on the couch, I started spinning my lovely alpaca…and what a delight it is. This fiber requires no predrafting at all — it’s so well prepared and spins up so quickly.

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The single (above) looks like it’s plied but it’s not. I decided to spin the natural colored fiber and ply it with that…good call.

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It’s just lovely. It’s heavy worsted, about 130 yards per 100g so far.

And the knitting…you would think that two months was enough time to knit a freaking pair of socks! Well, I mean, it is — but I just kept getting sidetracked. I finally frogged the lace I had started and decided to go with Jaywalkers, so I could take them anywhere and work on them in my spare moments. Good call.

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They only took about 6 days from start to finish.

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FO #109: Jaywalker Socks, in merino/tencel from Yarn Ahoy. For my Sockentine Swap partner…they’re in the mail!