So of course, the buying of this lovely little wheel was accompanied by a slide right OFF the no-fiber wagon into two lovely balls of sock fiber! LOL. Actually, both are superwash merinos. Yummy! Some from Crown Mountain Farms -- the stuff they spin and sell as Sock Hop yarns -- bright orange on white, for "Hang on Sloopy" and some from Blue Moon Fiber Arts -- same colorways as their Socks That Rock yarns -- in "Farmhouse" with maroon, yellow, green and more. So far my little Apple Blossom has taken well to the Sloopy colorway. Maybe this will be my "sock wheel". LOL. I read today wheels need to be used, so I'd best start up a bunch more projects! hehehe.
But this posting is supposed to be about _progress_ so here goes ...
- finished the first pattern row in the fair isle arm warmer (first warmer). I'm thinking I'll go native on the second arm warmer and find some complementary slip stitch patterns. I can do the two-hands two-color thing, but fair isle just isn't my cup of tea, when it comes right down to it! But I will plug away on this one. It's really pretty, I'll give you that!
- Made progress on the 3 year old (or older if the fiber "buy" date counts) sock spinning project -- I should finish spinning the singles within a fortnight if I keep making this my evening project. But Apple Blossom is intruding with her sock project, so we will see...
- Returned to the Jacob tote bag project -- Oregon Tote, I think it's called. Knit, felt, and the handle loops through a hole to hold it closed. I spun up two bobbins, plied them, and then re-plied them to tighten up the loose spots. Still fighting my Schacht's Woolee Winder a bit, have a new oil to test on it.
- Finished the Tofutsies socks. There's a photo on my blog here.
- Felted the moebius tote -- just in time for the class tomorrow! LOL.
Hmmm, must go and see if I committed to more items in the List posting ... but that's all that comes to mind for recent accomplishments...