Sunday, September 22, 2013

Aeolian at 20%

For this Term's OWL project, I've chosen to knit an Aeolian shawl with the Polwarth/mulberry silk in Black Eye that I spun as part of last Term's OWL. I'm knitting the full size, fully beaded version. 

I have to say, the beads are pretty but they sure slow it down immensely. I'm about 20% completed, and I'm not sure I can get it done by the end of November, and get any of my holiday gift knitting done. sigh....

I'm plodding along though, and will do my best! It's very cool to be working with my own handspun, though I'm finding all my inconsistencies as I go, lol. 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

My New Love!

She's a Kromski Minstrel, in Mahogany finish. She arrived at the end of March, and I've been learning to spin with her ever since. Her name is Katheryn, after my maternal great-grandmother. 

She's been to a spinning class, and she's traveled with us cross-country already to visit with our family.  I love that she's compact enough to fit into both the vehicles, so we can spin wherever we want!