WiP Wednesday

I finally broke out my poor neglected wheel.  It’s been what seems like forever since I spun anything – she’s all dusty, poor thing.  I had started spinning this a while ago and then got distracted by knitting and stopped in the middle of it. 

Knit Witch Ancient Mysteries merino/bamboo in color 'Babylon'

So now I’m determined to finish it so I can start on my new alpaca fleece. 

Grey/black, rose-grey and cream alpaca fleece.

Wut?  Fleece doesn’t count as stash, right?  That’s my justification for buying some when I’m currently on a ‘Cold Sheep’ stash diet.  It’s not a sheep, and they’re now cold alpacas, so it’s all right… don’t look at me like that.

Let’s move on.

I decided not to push myself for that deadline on my sweater design – I didn’t like the contract terms after reading them through more thoroughly.  The contract (it was for a contest) had entrants sign away all rights to the designs they submitted.  I didn’t like that, so it’ll get done whenever it gets done  – which will still probably be soon, because I’m in love with the design, and it’s almost done anyway.  Not sure if I’ll self-publish or submit it somewhere, but I’ll cross that bridge later.

Long story short, I picked back up my cashmere shawl/stole this last week, and got a few more rows done:

I’m about done with three full chart repeats of the lace (out of 20).  Still a long way to go on it.

So, that’s pretty much it for this week.  We’ll see what I can get done now that I don’t have a deadline hanging over me.

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About knitsbyheather

I'm a TKGA certified Master Knitter. I'm a knitwear designer and a knitting instructor. I'm also a stay at home and homeschooling mom of two wonderful boys. They sure keep me on my toes! When I'm not teaching or chasing around the boys, I'm knitting, designing, or reading!!
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