A little disappointed as I've not got hold of my Galway sheep fleece yet - despite a sinceer promise by the shepherd. Maybe he's going mad choosing a good representative one - after all, several other shepherds are aware of the promise too.
Despite this minor thing, it's still smug Saturday as I uploaded photos of two little hats I knitted using a box stitch (and indeed wore during some cold evenings this week) and I've completed one fingerless glove from the Evangeline pattern. Problem is, I'd like to finish the second one too - but if I do that, it'll be spinning time again and I'll have no knitting for the knitting club next Wednesday. This mismatch keeps happening - pity I can't bring carding or spinning along - but I think the people in the adjacent restaurant tables might object.
However, perhaps I'll curb my knitting greed and do spinning instead as I like the knitting group and each time I've been there, I've learned something -
Some things I've learned:
single spin yarn tends to twist/list clock or anti-clockwise (depending on the spin) when nit up - while balanced, plied yarn stays straight! Dha! That's why they kept mentioning balanced plying at a spinning course I did.
How to Navajo ply - which i sort of knew but did not until provoked to consider it, why it's used to maintain blocks of color in yarn spun from a series of different colors.
There I saw the fingerless gloves knit up and this prompted me to try my hand at these cables beauties- and so far succeed.
I've had my first "internet death" though - the little dog (Henry a 15 year old Jack Russell) shown sleeping on one of my knit rugs on Ravelry, is no more. He was indeed skin and bone and his time had come but I still think I hear his bark - then remember he is gone. Not gone are Oisin (wholse wool is also in Ravelry) and Huddie - the wonderfully mad, red border collie.