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 . . .


Nellie 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.