For the knit-folk out there, Starknits
is having a contest
to win an awesometastic Sock Wars bag. Hee! I'm hoping I can win one with which to gift Stacey with, as she is Sock Warsing it. I too am indulging my not-so-inner geek, and participating in the latest Harry Potter Knitting and Crochet House Cup. Stacey and I...we're in a self-perpetuating hobby feedback loop, and it's awesome. She wants a spinning lesson at MDSW, too. See? Self-perpetuating feedback loop. It's probably going to continue into crochet next, as hot glass is Right Out until Gray is older. Once I can set up my own glass studio, though, it's on.
I survived a meeting with my father, with minimal trauma. Actually, no trauma other than the anticipation, it was oddly anticlimactic. Gray took a while to warm up to him, which was odd - Gray doesn't need time to warm up to ANYBODY.
Current spinning projects:
-Psalms Written in Stone - LURVELY merino/tencel from silverstah
that wouldn't shut up until I started spinning it. Plus side, it's going to be a quick spin. I haven't touched anything else since I started spinning this one, it's that fun to spin.
-Monster Truck Widow - The first single is done and wound off! Just need to spin the second single and then ply.
-Robin's Nest - experiments with lace, barely started, going to take me the next year
-Autumn Fire - the fiber scares me. It's absolutely incredible cashmere/merino, and I think I'm just horribly afraid that I'm going to do something wrong. Which is silly, but there you go
-A Fairy Tale Sort of Princess - my first 3-ply sock yarn attempt. Stalled, but I don't know why - the first single is done, the second is halfway done.
-Grandmother Crow - I haven't touched this since November. I should finish it at some point...
-Riot at the Golden Peacock - fiber prepped, but not actually started. It's an April Challenge project, so it goes on this list. This should be a quick spin, too
-Party Favors - also not started, fiber prepped, April Challenge. Will probably not be a quick spin, and I have no idea what I'm going to use it for. This isn't going to be started until at least two of the skeins above are FINISHED.
Plus the Scarf of Hate. I need to...finish a few things. The list above doesn't include a half-dozen or so commissions for various folks, either. I need
a wheel at this point, just so I can get things finished faster! We might hear back about the job in a week or two...