Thursday, June 30, 2011

There are bunnies in there, I swear!

I might have just bought about 32 oz of this pretty Shetland Humbug fiber from International Fleeces.

32 oz of fiber should be enough to make a sweater's worth of yarn, depending, of course, on how it's spun.   For some reason, I'm obsessing about having at least enough spinning fiber for a sweater.  I know that I have enough fiber to spin yarn for 3 sweaters and that's just the fiber that I have bought in the past month.  There's also the smaller amounts that I've picked up here and there over the years.  And since I got my beautiful spinning wheel, the fiber stash has multiplied like crazy. Good thing that spinning and knitting are pretty much my "main" hobbies, else I'd be in big trouble (Oh but there is that pesky genealogy project that I just started  ...).  One of my goals for 2012 is to spin yarn for a sweater AND knit a sweater from that yarn.  Right now I have 3 fibers to choose from:  this pretty Shetland Humbug; a beautiful Romney/mohair blend and some Lincoln that I got for such a great price I just couldn't leave it there.  I sometimes think that I'm enjoying spinning a wee bit more than knitting, but that has to be just a phase since my lovely wheel is so new.  Right?  that's my story and I'm sticking with it.

All that to say that I must find time to knit and spin more, and figure out how to do it all faster!  One of my knitting friends is so prolific.  Every time I see her (which is a couple times a week) she's got a project finished and another one on the needles.   I always ask her, "How do you DO that?"  She says, "I'm retired!"  Man, I need to retire so that I can have more time for hobbies and other things I love.

But since I can't do that for at least another 3 or so decades, I better get moving and head to work.  

Bye for now!

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