Thursday, January 18, 2007


Handcarders arrived today.

Since Mitch was coughing badly today, I was at home with him, so I did a test drive.

From this ...

To this. Pretty yellow fluff.

I'm not even sure if I'm doing this right, but I like the soft fluff I got. Then I decided to blend some of the soysilk I got at Unravel.

90% corriedale wool, 10% soysilk...

Of course I had to spin some. It's like "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie." One thing leads to another... Until I get some yarn.

Soysilk was very difficult to spin on its own. Blended, it's very nice. Also, in the fluffed up form, this blend is easier than just pre-drafted corriedale. Hard to stop!

On knitting front -- I started Broadripple Socks by Rob Matyska. I am using Lorna's Laces Shepherd, left-over from Mitch's socks.

Not much to show yet, but I love this pattern already. Even I can remember the pattern repetitions!

Here in Northern California, it's been cold. I mean, cooooold. I should hurry up on the Column of Leaves scarf....


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