Monday, October 26, 2009

I've been boring. . .

It's been raining here a lot, and it just makes me want to nest. I've been cleaning, getting rid of things we don't use anymore. I've been getting ready for the retreat in November too. Busy busy!

Although I have been spinning! This is a Merino/Tencel blend dyed by Hungry for Handspun. Isn't it pretty?


Also, I finished the front and back on the Chief's gansey. They are currently blocking while I work on the sleeves! I figured then I can attach the front and back at the shoulders and get a better idea on sleeve length for DH, aka ape arms. I am always surprised at how much better my sweater pieces look once blocked. I hate blocking and tend to just leave it for far too long, but it really is like magic. It can take a piece that looks a little uneven and funkay and make it look perfect! It can make a piece of lace that looks like a hot mess of grody ramen that's gone a very wrong color into something really beauteous. (Can you tell I'm trying to convince myself that blocking doesn't suck? Yep)

Pics of the blocked front and back soon!


  1. Send it to Joan's house. #2 loves to block things, as I recall.

  2. I think #2 only blocks lace, but it might be worth looking into. :^)

    Love the spinning!

  3. Beautiful, beautiful spinning! And thanks for stopping by my blog.

  4. Beautiful spinning!

    "a piece of lace that looks like a hot mess of grody ramen that's gone a very wrong color" = coffee almost up the nose! Ha!!


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