Also, some new knitting on needles.
A short while back I bought some lace weight yarn from Caroline of SockPixie. She has an array of yummy hand spun yarn, as well as roving--if you are into spinning yourself, to choose from on her etsy site.
This is what I bought,
Denim colored merino/silk blend.
I usually ball up my yarn by winding it around my hand but with over 1300 yards, I thought it would be too much. What I needed was a nostepinne. Well, ok, I don't own one of those so I went looking for something suitable around the house. Muddler to the rescue! It is usually used to muddle mint leaves for mojitos (yum!) and so I figured I don't want minty yarn or yarny mint so I wrapped it in plastic wrap.
Not having any children around to press into yarn holding service, I used chairs. This is considered an "action shot" of the makeshift nostepinne.
All wound. Now to slip it off the muddler, er I mean the nostepinne.
The start of my new project. This one will probably take MONTHS! so I will update you every so often on my progress. What will it be, you ask?
Well, I can only hope I can do this. Doesn't look impossibly hard so I should be ok. Pattern from the book Knitted Lace of Estonia by Nancy Bush
Well, that's all for today. Talk at you later. Rumi