Friday, November 7, 2008

Spinning group, socks, a lace headband and a massage.

Yesterday was my first visit to the local (39 Kms away) spinning group. What a lovely group of ladies, and such a wealth of knowledge. They are all between 25 and 40 years older than me so I felt like a real spring chicken! They were all so encouraging and made me feel a lot more confident. One thing they insisted was that I need more than two bobbins for my wheel. At $40 a pop to have some made I explained that it was just too expensive. So they dug around in the cupboard and found me these. A school had donated them years ago and no-one had a wheel that they fitted, so I got them for $10 for the lot. A little knocked around but they'll do the job.
When my Dad spotted the socks I made for myself he decided he'd quite like a pair too. Out came the 8ply pure wool yarn my aunty had given me and this is sock numero uno. The heel turned out great, but I needed a break from socks for an evening. Second sock syndrome has reared it's ugly head! A quick search of
Ravelry turned up the pattern for this headband and shortly after that I was wearing it.
This is my first attempt at a lacey pattern and my first experience of yarn-overs so it's not perfect but it's all part of the learning curve right?
Cinnamon understands the physical exertion a crafter goes through. Last night when I flopped exhausted on the bed she was straight up there with a soothing massage..... Ahhhhhhh........

Thanks Cinnamon. I'd better go cast on for that other sock now.......

2 comments:

Robyn Regan said...

You are a Clever Chook!!!! The dyed wool is great....and the bargains of the stuff you got...good for you!!!!!!!!! xxxRobby

Sara said...

Omgosh, I was just browsing your blog and wow! our cats are TWINS!!!! Right down to the light and black color switching on the face!!! I will have to blog a picture of her so you can see!!!!