... I thought that I was going to have enough yarn to finish the vest I am knitting from the 'Storm' tops which I sweated blood over when I was spinning , but alas, I am going to be a bit short. Luckily I anticipated this and bought an extra 200 gms which is enough to fill my jumbo bobbin and will give me plenty to finish knitting.
I am actually rather pleased with the vest so far; it is very soft and drapey and, except for getting the stitches in the wrong order a few days ago, a very easy knit as it is basically just a rectangle with a couple of slits for armholes. I eventually decided that it would be quicker to undo the bit I got wrong instead of trying to drop the stitches down and try to work out which way around the yarn I should hook it. I have now reached and passed the first armhole. (Note to self - make sure that I don't twist the newly cast-on bit when I knit it back into the main body of the vest.)
The black corriedale skein weighs 200 gms and is 283 yards long so I am spinning finer. I have settled on a 'top-down' cardigan which gives me the option of stopping when I run out of yarn. Just perfect for handspun.
The babies have worn out their grooming glove so I have bought them a very fancy (and very expensive) comb with an eject button so that I can collect the Catgora much more efficiently. When I have a meaningful amount I will decide what colour to blend it with - probably a deep burgundy.
I am getting an error message every time I log into BlogSpot which is a bit ominous:
Possible problem with your .gwt.xml module file. The compile time user.agent value (geck01_8) does not match the runtime user.agent value (ie9). Expect more errors.
They might as well have posted that it Greek for all I can understand it. Hopefully this post will allow itself to be saved or I might have to download Firefox again.