Yesterday I got together with my friend Chiye and taught her how to knit. It went amazingly well. She was a really fast learner and before you know it she was reading stitches and zooming along.
Unfortunately I was a really bad blogger and I failed to get a photo of her doing it. :(
Although it might have been because she blinded me with the pretties. Lookie!
That beautifully soft skein is made out of sugar cane! Can you believe it? Sadly, I was too busy fondling the yarn to bother taking down who manufactured it. Truly, I suck.
To make up for my failings, I’ve got some handspun to share.
First up is a skein that has been marinating forever. I dyed the fiber way back when I was in Pennsylvania. I think I finally finished chain plying the single two or three months ago too.
Corriedale/hand dyed by me
And another one!
Corriedale and Silk Throwster’s Waste
fiber from Laughing Rat Studios
I’m over spinning my singles so I discounted this skein. It’s hard for me to transition from spinning laceweight to fat singles. My feet want to go go go! With fat singles they need to mellow out and take it slow. I suppose I need to keep practicing and concentrate better.
Anyway, I see Chiye again on Saturday. Hopefully she’ll bring her knitting and hopefully I’ll remember to bring my camera. So hopefully that will mean photos of my star pupil and her beautiful knitting. Fingers crossed that my brain doesn’t fail me!
Also, thanks for all the well wishes. I’m feeling much better. I was able to get a lot of knitting done yesterday and my thumb did well. I also seem to be over the flu. In fact I’m so much better Lady Insomnia has returned to plague me.
Things are definitely back to normal.
Look who else is awake!
Happy Tuesday everyone! Have a good one!