4 Oct

Finished sock pair #14 

and began #15.

My goal this year was to knit 15 pairs of socks in 2015 and I do believe I will reach that goal. I’ve also picked out my first sweater to knit this fall. I need to swatch and do a gazillion measurements but I may get started on that project this week!



1 Oct

It is Officially Socktober and the weather is letting me know that it’s about time to finish these socks started so long ago!

Only a couple of days worth of knitting is left on both socks. Hopefully I can get them finished this weekend. And then start another pair….


15 Sep

I absolutely love teaching but wish I had someone to grade for me. I have a lab assistant but technically he’s not supposed to grade student work. Bummer…. I’m sitting here grading and between interruptions and my own dilly-dallying, I’ve got only 8 of the 40 programs graded. In an hour’s time….  Sigh… It’s going to be a long treacherous night ahead.

And look what is finished and needs to be plyed!

Maybe that can be my motivation. Get back to work!

More Spinning

12 Sep

I do have a life outside of spinning, but I don’t always post about it! 😊

So on to the spinning projects!

The purple is chain plyed. It is only half the yardage of the white/gray. I like it. It has a lot of color variation due to the way the dye absorbed and due to the fact that the base locks had a lot of variety in shades of gray also. 

I am spinning some bright blue next. It too is dyed CVM so they three can be used in the same project. 

High School Golf

9 Sep

I went to my first (and likely only) high school golf meet yesterday. My daughter is a freshman. She has forbidden my attendance so far (LOL – I make her nervous she says!) but tolerated me yesterday. I was quiet as a mouse and followed all the rules of attending golf matches. I enjoyed it but if I’m going to spend 2-3 hours on a golf course in the future, it will be with clubs in my hands. 😊

A couple of notes: They must carry their clubs. No carts of any kind can be used. She is on the varsity team because they only have 5 girls out for golf this year. Four are juniors and then there is G, who is a freshman. They travel FAR to meets 2-3 times a week and have only had one home meet. She is keeping up well with her academics but I can see how tough it is to do that. With all homework needing the Internet, she can’t do any of it on the bus. I think 4 of the 5 girls are honor students and all are extremely nice. It’s been a good transition for her and I’m glad she joined. 


Fingering Weight Yarn At Last

8 Sep

I’m so excited that I have a skein of fingering weight in this CVM! I don’t know what I’ll do with it, but I’m sure I’ll find a project.

More CVM

7 Sep

I finished the last batch of CVM fiber. It turned out true fingering weight, even after washed. That’s good (because I want to be able to spin fingering not weight) and bad (because the last skein was sport weight. Now I have a skein of each!).  No pictures of that yet because it is drying. It came out to be 2.8 ounces and 205 yards. Pictures to follow.

I dyed some more of the washed CVM locks and some that didn’t maintain their lock structure. This time I used Blue Raspberry Kool-Aid. It’s very bright!

I thought, “Good. Purple and blue look good together. What if I carded the purple I did the day before with this blue and then spun it up all blended?” So I tried it.

Because I chain-plyed it, some is mixed and some is solid of one color or the other. And although it looks okay, it’s not my thing. I really like solids or yarn that reads mostly solid. I have two ounces of each color dyed so I’m going to spin and ply those up separately. Maybe I’ll use the white/gray with stripes of blue and purple in so thing together. The purple carded up nicely so far and I’ve begun spinning the singles at 40-45wpi.


It’s been a nice holiday weekend with plenty of variety. DJ was home. He had a couple of friends over for games last night and they invited Gianna and I to play too. Anytime you can have a group of 16-year-olds sitting around playing board games and eating pizza instead of out making trouble, that’s a good thing!