Although I am in the process of spinning for the Geaux Tigers project, I always have at least 2 (or 5) projects going on at the same time.
Using up the rest of my merino blend roving, I spun a 2-ply fingering-ish yarn This one should be a quick & fun knit.
In fact, I was hoping to have this bound off last night & in the washer for felting today. Key word: "Hoping".
Sigh . . . This is the perfect example for checking gauge. Because this hat will be felted, it isn't absolutely crucial. However, when you are only about two-thirds done with the hat and only have about 40 yards of yarn left, it isn't a good thing. Especially considering I spun an extra 40 yds. . . . Sigh
Around 11 last night, I completely frogged the whole thing (knitter-speak for ripping out stitches. . . you know, "Rip-it, rip-it. . . ") and actually knitted a swatch to figure out my gauge. Then I did a little math (my yarn is a little fluffier than the commercial yarn used) and knit the first one-third of the pattern.
Now I'm chugging right along with no worries about running out of yarn. Or of having a hat that would be too big for Frankenstein no matter how many times I felted it.
I'm still working on the Maikell scarf, just taking a break right now. My goal was to complete one repeat of the lace each day. Then I got The Migraine That Wouldn't Leave. I didn't knit a single stitch for a whole week. I really don't remember the last time that happened.
Then I got distracted.
Now I want to finish something.
Maikell is still a good way from being finished.
So I started the Whiskey Felted Cap
However, to prove that I have made some progress:
Just look at all those lovely nupps!
A little over half-way completed!
This will definitely be a thing of beauty!
Come back on Tuesday to see how I split & drafted the fiber for the Geaux Tigers project. . . . Maybe some spinning & yarn pics? I hope so!