Friday, July 04, 2008

Summer of Socks and Tour de Fleece

Well, I got myself signed up for both of these challenges, though I'm not sure I have the time to really put into them.

The Summer of Socks, I'm not aiming for anything in particular, except maybe to finish the kilt hose I'm working on for my friend. I'm going to have to frog the one I had restarted, as I think a 2 mm needle would be much better than the 2.5 mm that I had been using. I find the fabric just a touch thin for a man's socks.

In the Tour de Fleece that I just signed up for a day or two ago, my goal is to do at least 15 minutes of spinning a day on the Ashland Bay merino/silk that I bought about 2 years ago and is the oldest in my fiber stash. I am spinning laceweight (I can't seem to get heavier than fingering for the life of me), and will be knitting Branching Out on Knitty. I have spun a 2-ply, about 225 yards, and have that much knitted already (yes, I know, bad me), and want to get at least that much more spun up so I can get a decent scarf length.

Hope to have pictures up at some point, but am typing this as a way to procrastinate on work. Been working a part time on top of my full time since May, so this blog sadly has hit the bottom of my long pile of things to do, as have most of my hobbies except chainmaille, as I'm trying to get a very large maille project done for labor day, and it's going to be a very close race.

So there's the brief update :)

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