Sunday, April 25, 2010

Another folly?

I knit. I spin. I crochet (badly). I stash (prodigiously). And now I blog about it too. But at least blogging does not a) cost money or b) attract moths, right?

Since I bought my first spinning wheel (an Ashford Kiwi) in January, I have had to split my limited hobby time even more finely, which means I haven't been getting a lot of knitting done. I did finish a few projects, such as my Cloud Non-Bolero which hibernated throughout the winter. It is now adding some purple to my slightly monochrome wardrobe. Not sure how much colour purple adds to the black, greys and blues though...

I am currently trying to finish a cowl knitted with some of my handspun. It is taking much too long, mostly because of all the time I spend creating even more handspun. But I feel I really need to make a dent in my stash, which is growing faster than ever thanks to spinning, so I guess I'll just have to sleep less.

I'm also knitting Rosamund's Cardigan from Interweave Knits Fall 2009, in Rowan Kid Classic, but I cannot really imagine wearing anything that warm soon (aren't I optimistic), so it's 'resting'.

Of course there is a long list of items waiting in my recently re-organised Ravelry queue. As usual, the top spot is occupied by some selfish knitting, in the shape of the Transverse Cardigan (another Interweave Knits pattern, this time from Spring 2010). I really want to use my Mirasol Cotanani (John Lewis sale booty), just waiting for the swatch to dry to see whether it will work.
I also need to try the Duck booties from Knitty - I found out my sister was pregnant about a week after I first saw the pattern and wondered who I could knit it for, so it's meant to be. I'm no sock knitter, but I have several months to get it right.

Anyway, enough for now, time to go to bed. Only three workdays this week before I go to Lisbon for a long weekend!