you spin me round

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It’s a drop spindle!

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It’s the incredibly inexperienced product of that drop spindle (so far). I shall let you know what happens when I attempt to ply it tomorrow. I’m hoping for a heavy worsted-ish 2-ply, but I have no freaking clue what’s going to happen, and that’s part of the fun!

Mending

I wore my Storm Walkers on the way home for Thanksgiving, which ended up taking 30 hours. I paced a lot during my overnight at the airport, since the calm of knitting seemed beyond me. Apparently I paced a bit too much, because I ended up with a sizable hole in one of the toes. Tonight is for mending that.

Rcentely at a charity shop, I bought a blazer (of course, who can resist?) with too-short-sleeves (of course). Tonight I’m going to try and do something about that, as well.

Observe:

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P.S. I’m so tired of having shaggy growing-out hair. Can’t wait until it’s long enough to braid, or even just put behind my shoulders.

Wooly Collections

Due to a family emergency, I missed pretty much everything last week, except for a series of dull plane rides to Arkansas and back. I pieced the quilt top (Birdcage on a Chain by Anna Maria Horner) over the course of spring break, and finally got around to adding the border. Now it’s big enough that the only way to get a proper photograph is for me to lay in my loft and hang it down.

birdcage on a chain, with border

birdcage on a chain, with border

I also found some lovely vintage wool. This is a grey dress (probably a wool blend), of which there may be pictures soon.

gendora juniors wool dress

gendora juniors wool dress

international ladies garment worker's union

international ladies garment worker’s union

This is a 100% wool pullover, fully fashioned with a narrow stranded yoke and three buttons. The fashioning is quite prominent and pretty, I’ll try and get a photo when it’s actually light out.

stranded yoke on vintage eddie bauer sweater

stranded yoke on vintage eddie bauer sweater

It has a hole under one arm, and a worn spot under the other, which is apparently worth a $6 discount.

hole in the armpit of the (lovely) wool vintage sweater

hole in the armpit of the (lovely) wool vintage sweater

I love the inside of stranded work. Someday, I may have to knit and inside-out stranded sweater for myself, but I might get too many  odd looks and annoying comments if I were to wear it in public.

inside of the stranded yoke

inside of the stranded yoke

Hopefully, these will flesh out my woolens collection a bit, which (probably surprisingly) is rather sparse.