Sunday, May 30, 2010

The upside of ouch

A couple of weeks ago I had an allergic reaction, I got covered in a rash and then my face blew up. Very dramatic. The specialist thinks it was a reaction to the epoxy resin I had been pouring to make jewelry. Certainly big punishment for deviating from my usual fibre crafts! Anyway, I share this not to complain about but to celebrate the upside. The specialist also gave me a certificate for a week off work. Since I hardly left the house that week I was very productive, and made lots of things.

I finished two pairs of socks, including these, in spindle spun merino. So very soft.

I made a Meret out of spindle spun yarn. I'm amazed that I can make wool go from this:

to this:

to this:

I made a Shalom Cardigan, which I don't have a photo of, because it is currently blocking on the study floor.

And today I cast on some Nutkin socks, which I have been wanting to make for over a year.

I was also lucky enough to have a loan wheel from the Spinners and Weavers Guild, which gave me a chance to really try out wheel spinning. I think I prefer spinning on a spindle, but that's a discussion for another time.

And I set up this blog.

I go back to work tomorrow, so life will return to something resembling normal, and my finished items will slow down a little.

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Sharon has a blog! I'm sooo excited, now I can see what you're up to whilst I'm away! Welcome to Blogland!

    Your spinning is truly inspiring, think about all the things you could do… if you just didn't work!!!

    Dare I ask, did you cast on and cast off Shalom in the same week?!