It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted a yop post and yet as I look round at the projects on the go I’ve not got a lot to show for it.
Some of the weeks I missed have in fairness been taken up with bugs and what not but anyway lets forget about those and move onto projects.
What I have been doing is trying out my new drop spindle. For those of you who do this you’ll know from my comments this is something I’ve been admiring on your blogs for the longest time so I finally bit the bullet and purchased a starter kit, the lady ever so kindly popped in lots of other sites with her instructions for me to get help and find the info on how to do it.
What I’ve got on the spindle now is my second attempt. I was hit by conjunctivitis and that halted any more attempts at it for the last week.
I’m finding getting the tension right the hardest thing but I can see from my first attempt and this one that it’s getting somewhat better so practice practice practice seems to be the key.
I’ve got some more of this white to practice on and then the lady very kindly sent me a top for when I’ve the hang of it.
I’m wondering is it possible to spin thin on the drop spindle? As you know I rarely knit with anything above a 5mm needle so I want to end up with something thin enough.
The other thing I’ve been working on is my Miss Winkle. This has been my take out and about project as it’s just a great simple pattern. In the last few weeks it’s been hauled round to different quizzes and events with the children and I’ve happily sat knitting away on it while waiting for them. I really must make sure I’ve something equally as easy and handy when this finishes.
It’s very nearly at the end of this ball so it will soon be off the needles ready to be worn.
So there you have it, projects for the last few weeks.
I have been designing and working on new characters and the characters now have their own blog, to be found here so if you want to check them out head on over, I’ll be introducing the characters in the next day or so now that my eyes are all better.
Looking forward to catching up with you all as I’ve missed the last two weeks.