This is the progression of my spinning (over one week), left to right. The yellow yarn wrapped around the green/blue is Peace Fleece, and the pink stripe in the browns is a piece of Cascade 220 (for reference). The bright blues and greens are koolaid, as is the pink/purple mix to the right of it. The browns are (in order) llama, alpaca, and alpaca/tussah silk overdyed grey. The three in the middle were attempts at Navajo plying, which I think is mondo fun, but I have a bit of technique to work out on. I took my first spinning class last week, in which the teacher discouraged the crap out of me. She's a purist and perfectionist....where's the fun? So no more spinning class for now, it's money I could be using on fiber.
And yes, I have been knitting. Here is my progress on Rogue. I ripped out the sleeve swatch I made, because it was too tight.
And here are Mike's monster socks. Opal sock yarn is a blast, but a little less than half way through the skein it puked up the inside. Knots galore! I hate that.
Here's a picture of a cardigan I'm working on with my cursed alpaca from Elann. I bought it with the intention of making it into a Rogue, and four or five patterns later, I've finally found something to do with it. There's no over view, as it's a basic cardie with seed stitch bands. I bought these buttons this weekend at the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta. Here's a shot upclose of the buttons.
Thank goodness for epic poems. Beowulf is being turned into a movie. Guess who's Beowulf? Yup. It's Gerard Butler. I bought the Phantom soundtrack (extended) on Saturday, and that's all I've been listening to for two days. It's going to be my official spinning music now.