I have been going through the wips at a great rate lately. This is not an unusual phenomenon, I have read other blogs where knitters finish up piles of things all at once. With me, I think it’s a result of getting to a point where I think ‘Oh crap! There’s a lot of stuff littering the place! And my naturally tidy and ordered mind (I heard you snigger, it’s going to thunderstorm from a little cloud over your head today because of that) wants to trim down the pile to something more rational.

So I have two more FOs (which I won’t show you today because they are both in serious need of blocking first), and with the wip list getting shorter, I’ve dug out an old friend which was snoozing at the bottom of the workbag.

CPH Sleeves

These are the sleeves for my Central Park Hoodie, I am a few inches into the back. I was knitting this last winter and, as is my experience with most winter knitting, the weather got warm when I was halfway through and it was abandoned. Well, I’ve had many days so far this last few weeks when I wanted to wear it, so out it comes!

In other news, I plied up my first teeny skeins of cotton spun on the charkha:

First Charkha cotton

I am quite disproportionately proud of this achievement :-D the smaller skein is the first spindle-full plied on itself, the larger skein is the second and third spindles plied together. It looks pretty even (and in fact is) but I will admit that the evenness was a result of severe micro-management of the singles - as in, I twiddled out every little bump that I made while I was spinning. Yesterday though, something finally clicked and I’ve pretty much got it down. I’m only getting a bump I want to fix in maybe every fourth or fifth length spun.

And finally, I was looking through my stash the other day, and discovered that there was Nothing To Spin! Luckily, this was on its way to me!


Hand-dyed Falkland tops from Spindlefrog. They are gorgeous and I just might spin one today :-D

8 Responses to “Show and Tell”
  1. Pixie says:

    Drools at the sight of Spindlefrog Falkland.. what gorgeous colours you have chosen too :)

    Your cotton skeins are adorable and waiting to see your finished Central Park Hoodie ;)

  2. Kai says:

    Love the CPH. I think the colour is absolutely stunning!
    The cotton skeins look fab. :)

    Yummy SpindleFrog…. nice.

  3. ToadyJoe says:

    Ooo your CPH is amazing! And I am duly impressed with your cotton. What’s your first project with it going to be?

    I just bought some “real” warp yarn online yesterday, so I can get some holiday weaving done. So far I’ve only used handspun (didn’t work well at all) and commercial yarn (worked fine, when I used fingering weight… not so much for thicker yarn on my 10-dent). Oh and I also bought an 8-dent heddle.

  4. Kate/Massachusetts says:

    I’m very impressed with our cotton spinning! That is HARD to do! I think the Falkland you just bought is really beautiful! I suspect we might be twins separated at birth and a couple of decades because we share the same color love! ;-) Those colors are stunning! I can’t wait to see what they look like all spun up!

  5. Kate/Massachusetts says:

    Jeesh…that is supposed to be YOUR cotton spinning, not ours! :-)

  6. Yoshimi says:

    Hang on, I don’t believe you are knitting that central park hoodie…its not blue?!? I am confused, the world has gone topsy turvy!

  7. Amanda Cathleen says:

    fantastic little skeins those are! Beautiful job!
    mmmmm, lovely fluf! and your cph is going to be fan-freaking-tastic!

  8. elizabeth says:

    I’m finding it hard to believe that you literally have nothing to spin in your stash, but I do know what it’s like to stand in front of a pile of fiber and think, “there’s nothing to spin here.”

    Your CPH is going to be great - love those colors!

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