All in all, it was a fantastic day. I yapped it up with Kim [so glad I got to see you again girl! You're looking fantastic.] and her lovely mom. I saw Julie! I also got down to some serious shopping business.
First stop was to buy some Briggs & Little Heritage in a lovely light maroon colour.
The colour is really off in this pic. It's a much deeper wine colour than it looks here. This will be used to make myself another Rogue.
I also had to get the materials to make the Peacock Feathers Shawl. I decided to go with the colour violet. Very pretty. Now I'm only coveting the Creatures of the Reef shawl by Fiddlesticks.
I also decided to buy a pattern for Sanquhar style gloves designed by Shirl the Purl. There are those of you that will remember my attempt at only completing one Sanquhar glove for the Knitting Olympics. Well, these are made using fingering weight yarn as opposed to laceweight. I think I may have a fighting chance this time and actually knit a pair!
So, with the absolute must have purchases out of the way, [can you believe it, not one ball of sock yarn] I went searching for something that I had an absolute urge to try.
I found a cheap one. I have never spun anything before and didn't want to spend fifty dollars or more on something I might use for kindling.
I also found some nice roving? batt? top? Oh man, I have a lot to learn. The stuff in the bag on the far right of the pic I got for free as is the stuff that is on the spindle from The Black Lamb.
I was pumped! Excited to be taking on something brand spanking new.
"Get me home, future husband! I demanded. I want to spin!"
This is what I got.
Isn't it the most pitiful, retched, overspun, lumpy length of yarn?
You know what?
I love it!!
You wanna know something else?
I'm eyeballing a spinning wheel made by the same folks as my spindle.
I knew I would be in trouble.
Keep On Knitting...