Thursday, October 19, 2006

Warm Monkey


I finally finished the Monkey's Kureyon sweater and he was even willing to model it! I've knit him quite a few sweaters over the years, most of them don't get worn. Not only did he put this one on, he wore it for the rest of the evening. I think he likes it.
In other knitting news, I'm knitting another Sock Wars weapon. I've waited for two weeks for an incomplete weapon to arrive from my last victim, but it hasn't arrived yet. So I got permission from my next victim to make her SOD from scratch. I chose some Fleece Artist BFL in muddy purples and pinks and it looks great. I have enough for at least two pairs of socks, so I may commit sock suicide.
I've got the back of the Wanderlust Hoodie done and the front is on the needles.

My package from Penny, my Tea Swap Pal arrived this week. She sent me some green tea with jasmine (one's from Israel and it's really good), a ball of Trekking in colors I love, a little graph paper notebook, some raspberry filled chocolates and a pretty little bag she made for me. It's been fun emailling with Penny as she wants to learn to spindle and is going to Rhinebeck. One of these years I wanna go to Rhinebeck.
On the spinning front, Lynne ordered some stuff to help me get the Gem working more to my liking and I can't believe the HUGE difference it made. I switched the regular whorl for the fast one, the regular flyer for the lace one and the bobbins for baby bobbins. Thing spins like a dream now. I no longer feel like I'm on a hamster wheel when Im treadling. It's awesome. Totally smooth, fast and just damn nice. I used to tolerate this wheel because it was the best of the portable wheels I'd tried, but now, I actually like it. It's going to make classes much more enjoyable.

11 comments:

Angela said...

The monkey's looking pretty spiffy in his new sweater :)

hollyo said...

Damn fine lookin' monkey in a damn fine lookin' sweater. Well played, missy, well played.

LisaK said...

Very nice!!! And the Monkey is hot too ;-)

Uli said...

Love the sweater. Way to go!!!

Anonymous said...

lovely sweater! well done, you :)

i was going to maybe try to get to rhineback this year.. but it didn't pan out. we're going to try again next year.. 3 of us are looking to do an RV road trip deal ;)

-secretness

penny said...

Oh I'm soo happy it finally got there and that you like it. :)

Enjoy!!

Wonderful sweater! Lucky monkey!

Chrissy said...

The sweater looks great on him. It looks like it fits perfectly. Mmmm....trekking....

K. said...

That's a good looking monkey in a good looking sweater! It's really nice. I've been taking pics of my spinning debacle, I'll send them to you soon!

Take care!

Melanie said...

You do dress your monkey nicely! Thank you for twisting my rubber arm on the LG2 E Flyer and baby bobbins. Poor Rose has been abandoned.

Vicki said...

Yep, hamster wheel is just how I felt about my LG2. Maybe I should have kept it around a little longer after all. Lovely sweater!

Lavender said...

Yeah, I love my LG2. When I have the fast whorl on, the speed ratios matches up pretty close to my Suzie.