Wow, It has been a really long time since I last did some blogging. It seems like time just slips by way too fast these days. When I have free time it seems napping in my chair-with knitting in hand-takes priority over all else.
When I am awake I do get a few projects done. I finished the scarf from a class I took before Christmas using Prism yarn. Now,I usually would never, ever spend the amount I spent on that one skein of yarn, but I fell in love with the stuff and figured I deserved a special present to myself. I'm glad I took the class, I learned how to do short rows and use the wrap and turn technique. Reading it just didn't click. I'm a visual learner, and caught on after being shown how to do it. I only could make it for the first half of the class-the second day I had to work-but still managed to finish it. The hardest part was tying on the beads-I didn't have much in the way of beads that yarn would fit through. I managed to find a few things and I really like how it turned out. "Fancy schmancy".
So, me being the kind of person who can't ever stop at making just one of something, decided to make another scarf. This time I dug in my stash and found 20 different kinds of yarns (believe me I have much much more) and from each I cut three 3-4 yard pieces. I lined them up and then took one from each pile and wound them up on my ball winder and tied them end to end. I'm only about half way done, but really loving how its turning out. In the meantime, I've wound up several more of these "eclectic" balls of yarn and hope to do some more knitting with them-probably not the twirly scarf-something a little quicker-maybe even a hat or two.
My next project will be to try the same ball winding technique with some home-spun yarns. I've been a little lax on the spinning due to my purchase of another wheel-which is on its way to me right now in the middle of a huge snowstorm. I'll post more about it when it gets here-hopefully safe and sound.