Because KnittingDaily is posting my comments about knitting my way through Sock Knitting Master Class (it’s one of the forums), I’ve been asked to slow down until people have a chance to get the book and search their stashes for yarn. I never expected people to actually join me in this crazy venture, but I’m delighted to see that it has drawn some attention. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if a whole group of us knit every pair of socks in the book?!
To keep my fingers busy while I take a break, I’ve started spinning some of the alpaca fleece I bought from Stargazer Ranch Alpacas a couple of weeks ago. (Every morning I log onto their website to watch the live cams of the mothers and babies.) So far, I’ve spun half of the “barn blend” I bought and I love it! (I apologize for the blurry photo–I must have been shaking in my excitement.)
I don’t know how much I’ll end up with yet so I’m not sure if I will ply it on itself or with some luscious wool/silk blend (I’m thinking Jaggerspun Zephyr). This has the makings of a gorgeous scarf or shawl.
4 thoughts on “Taking a Spinning Break”
Oh, I’m so glad that you’re taking a break :). I just received my book yesterday and started right away on the sock knitting last night. Can’t wait to go through the journey with you!
I received your book today. I watched the DVD from start to finish. I really the book and the DVD. I thought you did a wonderful job. Thank you.
Oh, good! By the time I saw you were doing this and ordered the book I figured I was hopelessly behind. The book came today and I’ll dig for yarns tomorrow. Am really looking forward to this. Enjoy your break, Ann. Relax…. Spin…. Don’t rush back until I can get my first sock done….
Just got the book – and I am an avid sock knitter looking to get some “mad skills”. I previewed the book and watched the video from start to finish. Bravo and well done – looking forward to choosing a pattern and getting started! SHall I join you in your challenge to knit every pair in the book? hmmmm… I may have to quit my job.