Thursday, June 25, 2009

Send help!

I will have a huge update when I actually have time, projects, and a camera in the same place, but I can't seem to get everything to come together. I haven't crafted much this week, so almost all of the progress is from last week still. I did spin on Tuesday. I tried some of the Hog Island wool didn't go very well. It spins very thin and it seemed to be doing fine at first, but then when I went to switch hooks the strand broke. Not only did it break, but the end completely disappeared, and I had a lot of trouble finding it. It just kind of melted into the spun fiber on the bobbin. Every time I tried to pull out enough length to get started again, the strand would break again. I guess I needed to flip to the smaller whorl on my wheel, because the single didn't have enough twist to hold together.

After a while, I switched to the BFL that was in my Spunky Eclectic club package. I had started spinning it a while ago and then been distracted by other things. It was an absolute pleasure to go back to it. The wool itself is so soft and it spins really easily. Love it. Will definately have to try BFL again in the future.

Other than that, I've done a little bit of work on my featherweight cardigan and not much else. Everything else is going so fast that the knitting is very slow.