Sunday, May 15, 2005

Where did the knitting go?

First, allow me to thank you all for the encouragement last weekend, when I was bogged down in papers. I am sorry for spoiling Julia’s party, but she, and you, were very gracious and really helped me along.

Now, I fully intended to use the current two-week break between spring and summer sessions by cramming in as much knitting time as possible. However, work is relentless. And weeks of neglected laundry, ironing and other housework had to be addressed, albeit minimally.

And then there is spinning. Inspired by the recent workshop I went to, and a guild meeting, and some new fiber to play with (thanks Michelle!), I found myself leaving my knitting projects aside in favor of spinning.

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This is some slippery Merino I am spinning to make a shawl for my mother, who is recovering from surgery. The color is perfect for her: she is a true Leo-ness, with a birthday at the end of July. Hopefully that will give me enough time to spin and knit a Kiri.


Blogger Tracy said...

Beautiful colour, beautiful spinning, will make a beautiful Kiri!

5:09 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Gorgeous colour as always Ben - you have very similar colour tastes to mine I think ?! Lucky mother, hope she's recovering well.

Heather x

6:42 PM  
Blogger Stinkerbell said...

does it really matter where the knitting went when the colors are that beautiful??

Amo te colori et più :)

6:24 AM  
Anonymous Ann said...

Beautiful color, Ben! It will make a lovely shawl.

And I peeked at Kathryn Alexander's site. Wowee! I bet you had a good time.

8:06 AM  
Blogger claudia said...

This spinning disease is spreading like wildfire here in E. Mass.


3:40 PM  
Blogger mf said...

Beautiful color and nice spinning there!!! I think it's going to be lucious and beautiful for you mother! Did you dye this yourself too??

8:23 PM  

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