Sunday, September 30, 2007

My new love and I quit

So yesterday I went to the Sheep & Wool Festival at Mount Bruce Station with my buddy Amanda. While there I met the new love of my life.

Isn't it beautiful? It is 55% angora/45% merino and is called Orchid Mist. I keep petting it because it is the softest thing I have ever felt. Now I need to practice my spinning so I do not mess this beautiful roving up!

So I feel like a horrible person but I have given up on the scarf for the Red Scarf Project. I HATE the Vanna's Choice yarn! So much so I will be returning the unused ball to Michael's. It knits up very stiff and is splits like hell! I know myself well enough to know that I will not finish the scarf by the deadline so I quit. Maybe next year I will be able to get my butt in gear sooner so I can donate something to this very wonderful project.

Starting tomorrow Lolly brings us her annual ode to socks - Socktoberfest. I am still plugging away on my first sock using the Yarn Harlot's basic recipe. I have finished the ribbing for the cuff and started the stockinette foot portion. I hope to have the first sock finished before the end of the month.

I have also decided that I need to get working on my Icarus shawl. I really want to wear this to church on Christmas Eve so I need to get going on it. I do not know if it will be done by that deadline but I am going to try. Until next time ....


Larjmarj said...

I went today, it was a perfect day for it. Yes, I was checking out the spinning.......hmmmmm....some day.

Dana said...

Uh-oh, you've been bitten too. That angora/merino is hard to pass up! I got some for my daughter. Sorry I missed you guys!