Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Getting Back Into It

Thanks to Nicole I'm going to try to get back into blogging.  My husband would probably benefit the most from this because if I'm blogging about knitting & spinning then I'm not rambling on and on to him about it.

First off, my Tour de Fleece was successful!  In fact I got through my 42 ounces of fiber about 1 week early so I was very pleased.  

That's 9 skeins of DK weight yarn.  I was going for quantity and consistency.  Some of these might even make it to the NYS Fair as my handspun entries for this year.

Lesson's learned:

1. I really like to spin so I should really start knitting with my handspun.
2. I don't like spinning every day because it's tedious and rough on my body
3. Spinning every day really improves the quality of my handspun
4. Someday when I retire, I should spin for an hour or so each morning then knit in the evenings
5. Next year I'd like to focus on a specific technique for TdF like spin lace weight or worsted weight instead of quantity.

Next up, Nicole gave me this:

Part of accepting this award is to tell everyone 7 as-yet-unknown things about oneself:

1. If money and housing weren't a factor I'd have more kids than the Duggars
2. I spent 2 weeks traveling through Vietnam and can't wait to take my family there
3. I was voted Most Athletic in high school
4. I was injured in college playing rugby and had TMJ surgery on my jaw
5. I am a huge sci-fi/fantasy fan including books, tv shows & movies
6. My husband & I plan to see the NY Giants play in every stadium
7. My yarn & fiber stash is so big that I could probably knit for at least 10 years without buying more

Also, part of this deal is to pass on this award to 7 other bloggers.  Unfortunately I'm not sure who still reads this blog since I post so infrequently.  So, if you're reading this and have a blog, drop me a comment, I'll make sure your blog is in my reading list then feel free to participate!