Friday, August 26, 2011

Spinning and knitting (no arachnophobes!)

I am busily knitting on my current WIP (work in progress), but each day, the urge to spin grows stronger. I have no shortage of fiber to play with, so why don't I "just do it"? I think it's because the "process spinner" in me is fighting with the "project spinner" in me. I used to just spin, spellbound by the process. Then I started thinking how fun it would be to knit with my homespun, but couldn't find projects that worked well with the yarn I'd spun so far. So fairly recently I have been spinning with projects in mind, and have several projects I want to spin for. But which fiber; which colorway to use? Romi is about to release the first pattern in her new ebook, so I mostly want to spin fingering weight (more or less) to use in those. (I'm going to have to outlive this current hot-flash stage in my life to have ANY urge to knit something bigger or heavier than a shawlette!)

This large installation has been hanging in the sheep fold for some time.
She's definitely a product spinner, using her homespun to fashion (spin? weave?) her "grocery store."
Here she is on a "support wire," for lack of a better term.

If you are an arachnophobe who made it this far, here is a more comfortable image to close with:

That's it for today from . . .


Beyond My Garden said...

Your spider friend is much more efficient than us human spinners. she She weaves while she spins. Like having our wheel connected to the loom.
I was a production spinner. so relaxing. I really wish I would start up again.

Tiggeriffic said...

I'm getting the feel with August almost over to find a project to knit for a fall project.
I love your blog and all your sheep.. Sweet~!
Have a tiggeriffic day ta ta for now from Iowa:)

Sheila said...

Beautiful dahlia!

Leigh said...

Woo hoo! I'm back online after 2 weeks of broken network card and no internet!

My DH is a great fan of spiders, except the black widows we find in the wood pile. Great photo shots. And your knitting looks superb too.

Michelle said...

That's neat, Nellie; thanks for the info! (And yes, I think you need to start spinning again. :-)

Thanks, Tiggerific and Sheila!

Welcome back, Leigh! I can't imagine the backlog of emails and blog posts you must be facing.