Monday, July 16, 2007

Complete Divided Attention

The only problem with spinning and knitting is that you can't do them both at the same time. The last couple of days I've been switching from one to the other. On the knitting front, I've turned the heel of my Norwegian stockings:


I'm happy with the way the colour work is going but I now have to admit that there is no hope of this sock fitting me. I'm going to alter the pattern and switch needles and see if that helps. I'm not sure whether this particular sock is going to have a mate knitted for it. I'll have to see how I feel after I'm finished knitting a pair that fits. One last picture of the too small stocking, this time inside out:


Colour work is fun, if unforgiving.

On the spinning front I've been doing this:


When my mom was around I spun little bits of all of the wonderful fibers she brought with her. This is my first attempt at spinning a larger quantity. It is my lovely shetland roving. Much of my spinning at the moment is with the shetland simply because it is all prepared and I have a largish quantity of it. I've ordered a couple of other rovings so soon I will be able to show off a wider variety of yarn.

Finally today I got around to photographing my beautiful Lendrum. The cat helped by pretending I didn't exist:

3 comments:

Joan said...

Skein looks good and the socks are amazing.

elan said...

The sock is awesome, love the colours, you're really knitting it fast.

Laura said...

Hi Jenny,

Its nice to see another Londoner :) Thanks for adding me in Ravelry.

Hope to chat soon, as Iam not a spinner but would love to be one someday..:)

Laura