A Quiet Day

For me, discovering something with spinning is like eating chocolate. You know, the stuff you get at Easter. Oh, and we can’t forget that velvety stuff found in Kawartha Dairy’s Moosetracks ice cream. It is just so darn delicious. I savour it, enjoy it, prolong it. And then the sugar rush kicks in. I bounce around for awhile and then I end up crashing, content with a huge smile on my face.

That’s what happened to me last night after I spun that denim yesterday. I’ve also been helping Mom out for the past three weeks (she had radiation), so I haven’t spent a whole lot of time at home. My couch and DVD set of Golden Girls were very appealing today. My kitty, Charchar, also felt that I needed to make up for lost snuggling time.

I did manage to knit up some of the stuff I spun yesterday. I think I’m going to make it into a purse. I’m going to have to spin some more because there wasn’t enough of what I did spin. I think I’m going to line the purse too and perhaps put a little pocket in it. I don’t know when the assembly part will take place though because the upcoming week is filled with wrapping up loose ends. I think Thursday afternoon will be the soonest I could get to it *sigh*

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I have to say that I am totally in love with this yarn (I guess it’s yarn, right?). One thing I will say about it is that it didn’t work very well on the crochet hook. But with that said, I’m also one to avoid working with eyelash/novelty yarns in crocheting. So if one could handle those, this yarn would work. I ended up getting the knitting needles out and it was a lot more pleasant to work with.

I decided to try crocheting some dishcloths. My knitted ones are a big hit, but in all honesty, I lose money on them. I’m an experienced knitter and it takes me from an hour and a half to 3 hours to make one dishcloth. Unless somebody wanted to pay $35 for a dishcloth, I’m not even getting minimum wage and covering my material. I have made them for those close to me, but it’s certainly not something I’m planning on stocking in my inventory. I know that I can crochet a lot more efficiently than knitting them, so I figured I would give it a try. I didn’t time myself too closely (I’m just chillin’ today), but I do know they work up a lot quicker than the knitted ones. Now to take them for a test drive. I have a feeling these ones will actually work better than the knitted ones. And I hope I can make them faster too.

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As I mentioned earlier, I have a busy week coming up. Of course I’ll still be working away, but I don’t know how much posting I’ll get to do. I’ve been enjoying updating my blog because it’s a great way for me to keep track of my productivity. I’m done with those days where I’ve worked my butt off and don’t think I accomplished anything. From now on when I feel like that, I’m going to take pictures of what I did that day and post them!

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2 thoughts on “A Quiet Day

  1. I am in awe of your handspun, seriously, I don’t know a lot of people who spin upcycled/art yarns. The texture of the one above when it is worked up is very pretty too. I’m not sure which way I like it better, skeined or in dish cloth form. Your work is very inspiring and I look forward to seeing what you do next!

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