Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Is June National Startitis Month?

It seems like I'm not the only one suffering from Startitis this month! I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing, but I suppose it's nice to be in good company. Over the weekend, I started a new spinning project which has been on my mental to-do list for a little while now:
After first hearing about opposing-ply yarns on the We Are Yarn podcast, I've been wanting to try this technique to spin a sport-weight(ish) yarn to knit myself a pair of socks. A few months ago, I ordered 8 oz. of Superwash BFL from Nerd Girl Yarns in the #hashtag colorway, and I knew immediately that this was the fiber I should use for this project! Last night, I finished the third single, and tonight I hope to ply all 3 together...and I am already planning my next spinning project, too!

I also started a baby sweater from 60 Quick Baby Knitsin some superwash yarn I'd custom dyed back when I worked at Lorna's Laces. It's not super-exciting to look at just yet, but I think it's going to make an adorable sweater for our friends who are expecting later this summer!
I also conquered my startitis! I cast on for chevron yak sock #2, though I haven't knit on them a whole lot since casting on. Look at what a tangly mess they are right now!
I probably spent the most crafting time working on my second Faux Fair Isle Mitten:
Thanks for joining me this week! For more WIP Wednesday inspiration, visit the Tami's Amis Blog!

1 comment:

  1. WOW, I adore the colorway you're spinning with! That is going to make awesome socks.