Monday, November 7, 2016

Running and treadling

Leon and my parents and I went to Marysville this past weekend, partly to celebrate my mother's birthday and partly so Leon and i could run the half marathon in the always wonderful Marysville Marathon festival. We've run the 10km there a few times, but this was further - obviously. it's super hilly, but the weather was perfect and we had a great run.

I knew that I would have lots of lovely time over the long weekend to sit and knit and read and relax. Just before we left I had an inspiration. Remember the op-shop lace weight yarn I bought? well, I looked into it a bit further and it was cobweb weight. 

The long cardigan I want to make  (Thoughts by Jojo Locatelli) calls for a heavy laceweight. So I decided to ply it together, and now it's a much more suitable weight. I took my Little Gem, which I haven't touched for a couple of years, and was very happy to have a folding wheel that could handle this project. I managed to almost finish the entire project in the weekend, I just have the last bobbin full to wind off, and wet finishing it. Sitting on the deck, spinning and looking at the birds was a highlight of the weekend, and the stunning result of the project was pretty satisfying too. 













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