I’ve been a busy girl

But first, HOORAY FOR OBAMA (and at the time of writing this I’m heading to bed, because excited idiots are shooting their guns into the air, pretty much all around in the neighborhood; the West End, she is a colorful neighborhood)! HOORAY FOR NOT VOTING FOR THE LOSING GUY! and even more so HOORAY FOR OBAMA!

*ahem*

I have done many and several things that I’ve not blogged about (I am fixing this right now):

cat in box by you.

1. I rearranged the knitting room, and bought a new shelf, just for yarn. The cat (Lemmy) approves.

nine taylors by you.

2. The Nine Taylors sock kit has arrived, and has begin to be knit. I do not have photos of its progress, but I do have the above documentation of it in its pristine, newly opened state. And there’s this teeny little ball of yarn in it, wound so that you can pull all the colorwork strands from one center pull ball! See?

colorwork ball by you.

So very cool. I am intimidated and elated, all at the same time (it tickles).

living room by you.

3. I had a Halloween party at my house! Jennie helped hang paper tentacles in the windows. I think I might need to figure out how to put up more permanent tentacles. They look so nice! The room got a lot more decorated after this, and then I pulled most of it down post-party.

shiny by you.

4. I SPUN MY FIRST YARN! This is the spindle (sorry for the fuzzy photo; the flash is broken). I bought it from Zebisis Designs on etsy, and I wish I could leave more than 100% positive feedback. I’m not a fantastic spinner, by any means, but I’d never done it before today, and this is what I’ve got now:

my first handspun by you.

It’s lumpy and weird, but I think most of that is due to my lack of skill drafting. The spindle is smooth and wonderful, and it’s been letting me learn drafting without having to worry about the twist. I think I’m in love. Here’s more of the same:

more handspun by you.

The last bit I did was very thin, and I got overexcited about adding twist to it so I could park and draft, and I snapped the fiber. So I’ll keep working on that drafting thing. Thanks to the Chicken Goddess for the lovely practive roving (it’s Copper Pot Woolies in Mango Berry, unknown wool type).

And as a special treat, Maiysha of Zebisis Designs threw in some hand-dyed silk to play with:

silk by you.

I can’t wait until I feel confident enough with my drafting skills that I can spin this, too (and also, I blame Baobh and the Chicken Goddess completely for sucking me into yet another craft).

I spent the remainder of my evening watching the election coverage and doing some work on the Super Secret project, which involved me learning Magic Loop (somewhat successfully, and with only a mild amount of cursing).

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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2 Responses to I’ve been a busy girl

  1. HappyGoth says:

    Thanks! It looks even better when it’s not lying on the floor. So far, the magic loop thing irritates me. I might just give in and go get some DPNs. We’ll see.

  2. redfear says:

    love the knitting shelf! Best wishes with the Magic Loop.

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