Filed Under (Knitting, Spinning) by jennyk on 05-06-2004

Well, quite a lot has been happening since my last blog update, but most of it involves sorting stash before we move out, and that would be a boring blog entry. I’ll just say that I have a LOT of yarn and fibre and fibre-related books, and even though I’ve parted with some, it has hardly made a dent in it. Deciding what I need available over the summer and autumn and what I can take to the storage unit is .. well .. difficult.

However, I have managed to get a little knitting done, and some spinning on my amazing birthday present, a Bosworth book charkha. Rumour has it that there is a birthday spindle on its way too :-). I won’t display my attempts at cotton spinning at this stage (maybe soon), but I’m finidng it a struggle even with such wonderful equipment.

As for the knitting, I’m making slow progress on a pair of boring socks and I’ve just finished and blocked a scarf in purple Jaggerspun Zephyr (wool/silk). It is a standard seaman’s scarf with a stitch pattern taken from the centre of the Fiber Trends’ Estonian Garden pattern (see March archive). I love knitting lace in Zephyr!

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zephyr scarf 6-2004 tail.jpg

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SpindleRose on 5 June, 2004 at 10:02 pm #

Love the scarf. If you store the wrong stuff you can always buy something else when you get sick of or finish the projects you kept to live with. Don’t ask me how I know this.

Opal on 10 July, 2004 at 7:14 pm #

oh what a gorgeous scarf. way to go! so who’s it for ? >:)

Have you spun cotton on the charka??

jenny on 14 July, 2004 at 1:56 pm #

Thanks, Rose and Opal. The scarf was for an exchange, so I’m eagerly waiting to see what I get in return.