There may be some of you with gym memberships and quantities of Lycra clothing. Not me. I have embarked upon a quite different form of fitness regime. Every so often during a happy evening's knitting I might prise myself from the comfy corner of the sofa for an invigorating spin on the wheel - so much more productive than an exercise bike! It's surprising how much yarn a health fanatic like me can produce!
I have been steadily working away on the Lady Eleanor, such that I have had to spin up another skein of the predominantly purple. As you can see, I spun the purple up rather more thickly than the blue so they have been consumed at a somewhat differential rate. Luckily, the entrelac is very forgiving of the unevenness of yarn weight which just adds to its abstract quality. The stole is now about a metre and a half long. I think I need another metre for a really big swishy scarf. Looks like I might be able to spin away a few more grams of flab before I'm finished!
Once the purple merino silk had cleared the bobbin I set about the October Yarn Yard fibre which is a lovely space dyed merino pencil roving. I think it will make lovely socks so I am spinning it up fairly thinly and will ply it on itself for a barber pole ragg wool effect which I enjoy in socks. However, it is taking all my self control not to tear this bobbin off the wheel so that I can start on this....
Merino silk roving which is the November Yarn Yard fibre club offering. I have to say that tears almost came to my eyes when I saw this. It is absolutely beautiful, both in colour and texture. The roving is dyed all over in a luminous silver grey then over dyed in sky blue and teal. Simply perfect.