Thursday, January 20, 2011
Emergency spinning and spinning emergency
A few days before I start a project I like to do a little check, to see if I have everything I need. I tend to review the pattern, check the yarn, that I have the needles, all that sort of stuff. On Wednesday I had a look at Owls, as I am planning on casting on in a week or so. I haven't yet decided what size I'm making, nor have I swatched. I looked at the yarn requirements: 550 metres for the two smallest sizes. I looked at my 520 meters of handspun. I tried to make that maths work, and failed. So on Thursday I sat down outside to spin another hundred grams. Hopefully I'll be able to make it match.
Tarragon came and helped. This was new. He doesn't normally sit on my lap, because he likes to be on top of hands, and I'm always knitting. Because I was doing long draw it was just about workable.Eventually he got bored and left, which made spinning easier, if less furry.
This morning on the way to work I had a bit of a collision with a car. While I was lying on the road, my right foot basically under the car's wheel my first thought, my very first thought was "I hope I haven't broken my ankle. That would make spinning difficult." Luckily nothing is broken, although I do have some very dramatic bruises.