and miles (and miles!) of handspun lace singles.
I’m not even kidding—this is exactly 1.7 miles of yarn. I’m still working on cowl kits for MASW, although with only two skeins left the finish line is finally in sight. And even though I’m going to be totally sick of spinning these things by the time I’m done, I will say that it’s been a fascinating project; each kit only needs a small amount of yarn, which has allowed me to explore all sorts of interesting fibers and blends and play around with different carding and spinning techniques as I go along. There are batts, too, for spin your own kits, but I didn’t dare bring those upstairs for photographs because they would’ve been instantly beset upon by kittens, and I don’t think anyone particularly wants nommed batts.
Unfortunately due to an ordering mishap the packaging I need for the kits won’t be arriving here ’til Monday, and we’re leaving early-ish next Friday, so Tuesday and Wednesday will probably be a rush of labeling and organizing and bead counting to try and get everything in order. On the plus side, I can probably
bribe persuade some locals to help, which should cut down on the tedium.
Meanwhile the sweater is still in time out, and I don’t even want to think about it, so instead I’m working on a pretty little wrap thing.
Let me tell you, it is really nice to be able to just knit something that is mindless but still engaging—I think if not for this project I would’ve just burned out and given up on knitting for a few weeks. Fortunately, this is relaxing enough that I can probably dive back into design work (and maybe even tackle The Sweater) once I, er, wrap this up. (That was terrible. I’m sorry.)
But I have to get these kits done first! She says, while sneaking away to knit another row…