Monday, April 9, 2007

Flame On!

Hey look at that! I finished my socks. And they're really comfy! I feel so much cheerier when I wear them. I was just disppointed I couldn't get a finished shot with them with some actual sunshine. We've been grey here in the 'Burgh. I finished up on these Friday nite at Knit night despite a small run in with the staff. So now I'm working on a shawl based on this swatch with the second variation mirrored. I'm using my sparkly yarn I got at the Knit & Crochet Festival (shots tomorrow when I can get a decent one.)

So I came home today and guess what was waiting for me? Yep that's it the wheel!!!! I'm being cautious about setting up because I want to do this right. I had a ton of packing materials to move out of the way before I could get to all my goodies. I almost lost a whorl in all of that stuff but fortunately, I read the papers that come with this stuff and noticed it was missing. I ended up digging down into the bottom of the box again to find it. I even got two oil bottles and a free bag. It was much like the holidays here. To answer Rani's question, this is my first wheel but I have test driven. I opted for a wheel after having no luck keeping a rhythm with a drop spindle. I'm thinking of taking tomorrow off just to spend the day spinning. Off to play, more updates tomorrow.


Heather said...

oh, those are yummy!
good luck with your wheel, I can't wait to hear all about it!!

Teen Knit Rock said...

The socks are B-E-A-UUUU-TIFUL!!
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