Friday, June 30th, 2006
Today was the last day of summer school–woo hoo!!Â Now, I really shouldn’t complain, since I just worked the mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and plenty of other people were stuck at school every day until 4:00.Â But it does seem a tad gratuitous to put in 5 more weeks when you’ve just finished up a whole school year.
In any case, now I have seven weeks of sweet freedom before school starts in the fall.Â And you know, don’t you, how I’ll be spending the bulk of that time?Â Why, that’s right:Â pursuing fiberish fun.Â I have many, many things I’d like to accomplish–no doubt more than I’ll ever finish.Â But, you must aim high, no?
I’ve been working on the simple summer sweater and have completed the body.Â I got started on the first sleeve the other night.
Whenever I can I knit sleeves from the top down, picking up stitches around the armhole.Â I follow the directions in Knitting From the TopÂ (Barbara G. Walker) for knitting set-in sleeves from the top.Â (By the way, Knitting From the Top is a wonderful book which I recommend that everyone have in their knitting library.)Â So that’s what I’m in the process of doing here:
The end is in sight for this sweater, although I still don’t know what kind of edging I’m going to put around the neckline.Â I may turn to Knitting on the Edge (Nicky Epstein) for inspiration there.Â It needs to be something delicate looking, yet sturdy enough not to flop over.
In spinning news, I am working on a couple of handpainted rovings, which have related although not identical colors.Â Â
(They are actually more related than these pictures show.)
I will be plying these together–in fact, I already have some plied, and it is lovely, although I am not including a picture today so as not to induce fatal wool lust in my sister.Â I’ll post a photo when it’s all done.Â Both rovings are 8 oz., so I will have a very usable total of 1 poundÂ of yarn when finished.
And now, off to enjoy my freedom!