Well, let’s just ignore the fact that I’ve neglected to post anything for about a month and move right on to the big news, eh? I bought a spinning wheel!
It’s a Majacraft Suzie Pro. I’d been saving up to get one for about two years, and the right opportunity finally came along, so I went for it! I’m so happy I did, too. It’s everything I wanted. :)
So I’ve really been enjoying wheel spinning. Once you get the feet and hands coordinated, it’s really repetitive and relaxing. Here’s my first skein, 4 oz/280 yd of DK weight BFL that my friend Cary gave me (for anyone wondering, BFL is short for Blue Faced Leicester, a breed of sheep):
I’m currently working on some other fiber, a fine wool that my friend BJ sent over.
Between spinning and work/school, I also managed to finish my first real sweater! I’m so proud.
Unlike the unfortunate yellow beast of a sweater I knit a couple years ago, this is something I will really wear. Actually, it takes me considerable effort to not do so every single day.
The pattern is Central Park Hoodie, and it took me 5 skeins of Cascade 220.