Wednesday, April 11, 2007

How I Spent My Easter Long Weekend

While the monkey was up at his mom's for the weekend, being pampered, eating ham and chocolate, I was at home doing this:


I've been spinning this corrie for almost a week solid now. I have 6 and a bit of the 10 bumps spun. I've being spinning at a rate of about 80g per day and, at this rate, should be done by Monday at the latest. That'll be almost two pounds of 3 ply double knit weight when it's done. The monkey's trying to think of what sort of sweater he wants.
I anticipate something plainish. Men are sooo dull. He thinks the self-striping sock yarn is "girly".


oooh, aaah...Russian support spindles!
I've been pretty restrained lately when it comes to spindles, but these were just too pretty. One's cocobolo nd the other is tulipwood. I can't wait to see what the plying spindles are like. I've never tried the russian spindles, but I have to now.

7 comments:

Jacqui said...

that yarn is turning out delicious. the color reminds me of a flourless chocolate ganache. ymmm...

Anonymous said...

oooh! please explain the russian spindles!

Denise said...

Your yarn looks mah-velous! You weren't kidding about how much spinning you got done this weekend!

Hmmm, those russian spindles look like they're anxious to have a photo session once there's some fiber on them...
:-D

Melanie said...

Good gawd, you do spin beautiful yarn. I've never tried support spindles either, but those sure are pretty.

Angela said...

Your spinning is gorgeous as always and maybe the monkey will surprise you with something exciting - a seed stitch border perhaps?

The Russian spindles are really pretty.

Penny said...

oooh! soo gorgeous. one lucky monkey! i'm just not getting the hang of spinning yet (so i'm trying to convince hubby to let me get a wheel.. uhm???) but those russian spindles look so tempting. please explain!

janel said...

who makes those Russian Spindles? Are those Viking Santa spindles?