Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Decisions, decisions.

The phosphoric green rambouillet has been spun and plied. I'll post pictures of it once it's skeined and the twist has been set. I also have spun and plied the Rhiannon's Fire- I'm planning on doing a set-the-twist-athon soon. In all seriousness, I love the smell of wet wool.

I broke down and ordered an adjustable skein winder from Carolina Homespun, because I desperately wanted a yardage counter attached. Strangely enough, the prospect of counting hundreds and hundreds of tiny little strands doesn't appeal to me. Neither does motion sickness from counting each turn of my existing skein winder.

A skein winder that keeps track of yardage for me, however, has endless appeal. I've been indulging in binge behavior- roving and lace yarn. All I need is another pair of arms, and I'll be set. When one is torn between knitting lace and spinning, it's truly a hard choice.

Speaking of making choices, I've found that I've had a problem making decisions lately. I've bought half a dozen yarns (and a couple of bumps of roving) trying to determine what to make the Peacock Shawl out of. I know I want to knit it. I just don't have a clear enough picture of what I want to knit it *with*. I'll likely post pictures and get suggestions.

I've never had this problem before, not being able to decide on what yarn to knit something out of. I have an idea of what I want, and I'm not finding it, or roving that is just right to make it out of myself. I have an idea of a shiny purple that is heathered with teals, but no luck so far. Maybe a shiny purple will do it for me. Who knows?

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