Thursday, September 28, 2006

Progress. Slow, steady progress

The past two evenings, this is what I planned to be working on:

For some reason this is taking me a long time. Maybe because I haven't been working on it as much as I should be. Also, it's a bit tougher to knit than I realized it was. A bit hard on the hands/wrists. But mostly it's because I haven't been working on it.

On the left is one of 3 afghan squares that I have crocheted for my stash-reduction plan. However, the fabric is kind of more dense than I had planned it to be. So, plan B (or actually more like plan J or K). I'm using the same log cabin idea with the same colors but substituting an hdc for the sc in the squares I started with. I'll frog them and re-use the yarn for the new one. I might actually just do one big log cabin piece instead of doing squares.

The past two evenings this is what I have been doing:

From the Merino blended colors top (is that the right terminology?) I got the same day I took the spinning class.

I also did this:

Yes, somehow I managed to snap my starter spindle in half. Awesome.

So, on my way home from work yesterday I stopped at Make One Yarn Studio and picked this up:

Also, the enablers wonderful staff at Make One let me try out a couple of wheels while I was there. Yeah. That should nip the obsession in the bud. Good idea Lori.

Oy. I know what I want for my birthday.

Tonight: KNIT. or CROCHET. No SPINNING. Well, maybe a little spinning. Not much. NO. KNIT!!!


Sorry. Sometimes we have to be firm with ourselves.


  1. If it helps (because I spin too much) I take my drop spindle with me rather than knitting. That way, I have a tendency to knit at home.

    But (sorry for telling you this... I understand this obsession) people say that you should spin for 15 minutes daily until you're really good. Maybe you could take a page from FlyLady and set a timer for 15 minutes. When it goes off, put it down.


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