I’ve been absolutely lazy about blogging lately so let’s just say stuff happened and I didn’t blog about it.

What I can say is that I’ve been incredibly busy with fibre arts lately.

Spinning and knitting have consumed my life even more than normal for the last few weeks. I also was lucky enough to spend spend a lot of time with Keziah, which always makes me happy.

She bought a spinning wheel (and no I DID NOT ENABLE her to do so). I merely
presented the pros and cons and connected her with someone I knew was selling
hers at a good rate. I think both parties were happy with the transaction, and
selfishly I admit that I am too. I no longer have to lug my wheel when I go to
visit, instead I just have to take the bobbins because she bought a
Majacraft Pioneer, which is totally compatible with Lillith, my
Little Gem.

I’ve been juggling projects over the last few weeks. The Purple Purl is having a KAL for the
February Lady sweater and I’m participating. I have knit enough to get ahead of my friends so that if they have questions I can answer them. I’ve knit it all the way to the arms (which I
totally recommend doing first) and have put it aside for the moment to work on
another project which has a deadline that is much sooner.

I’m knitting mine in the Garnet colourway of Tanis Fibre Arts yarn. I love it so much – it will give me another sweater to wear on Red Friday’s.

The project that has been consuming me though is Nefertiti by Miriam Felton. This is such an enjoyable knit that I can’t stop. Well, that and the fact that I want to wear it when I go to the Knit and Crochet Show in Buffalo in August. It has 17 charts (gulp!) but I’m on number 8, so I’m seeing progress. It’s a surprisingly easy knit for lace, and the fact that it’s on the bias keeps it interesting. I’m also doing it in the Garnet colourway, but this time in laceweight. It’s really hard to photograph, but this is the best I can do.

Keziah went to Scotland for a visit, and thanks to the Internet, I was able
to travel along with her, even yarn shopping virtually with her (thanks Google
Chat!). She shipped me back 12 balls of Lanark Silk/Wool Aran tweed. I will be

Flyingdales in it, but first the February Lady and the shawl must be
finished. How Scottish is this yarn. A bit soft, but definitely sturdy – just
like the Scots

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. My own is 76 years old and
golfs 18 holes every day. I hope I’m still knitting and spinning at that age!

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3 thoughts on “Phew!

  1. I am happy with my Pioneer purchase. I also need to take photos of it and the fleece I picked up in Scotland. Now that my homework is done (finally!) I can play with all of that tonight after work. Life is good. And your lace is much more gorgeous than the pictures show.

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