Saturday, April 7, 2012

What I do for love

I have completely lost my mind. We announced the SPAKAL (SPin-Along-Knit-A-Long, pronounced "spackle") on the podcast, and I declared that I would not *only* spin a sweater on my spinning wheel and knit the chosen sweater, but I would ALSO spin for a sweater using a drop spindle.

It's a KCL modular spindle, and that's orange Targhee X I'm spinning on it.

Yes, drop spindle is technically slower than wheel spinning. But, it happens to delight one certain DangerMouse, and I am a slave to her moods. Especially the good ones. Also, you really can't beat the fact that it keeps her actively engaged and entertained for 45 minutes at a time. (This is further proof that she really and truly is my daughter. You know, if you ever doubted it.)

I mean, wouldn't you spin for this face?

"The most interesting baby in the world" (captioned by Kidbrother Sam)

That's what I thought.


  1. I think I'd do just about anything for that face. She's so adorable! I'm happy to be an auntie.

  2. OMGoodness..she is such a dollbaby!! She would have me wrapped around that little pinky of hers too.

    What a beautiful spindle! I'm still enjoying the beginner Schacht you had me buy at Stitches. Thank you for teaching me Jasmin..even though I haven't gotten to do much with my spinning (looking after my ill mother who passed in Feb. isn't conducive to spinning, or much of anything for that matter), I love doing it and hope to one day be as good as you are! :=)

    By the way, I LOVE your avatar on Ravelry!!!

  3. I love her expression - she must have had a head start in the yarn way of life listening to all your podcasts and knitting activity. Start them young!! Enjoy both the spinning and the face. C

  4. Awww I just want to pnch those cheeks!

  5. Yes - that's the kind of face that can melt your heart. Can't blame you on the spindle - it is always a good idea to keep the little one happy.

  6. A-DOR-A-BLE! She has your mischievous facial expression!!!!

  7. Jasmine, that baby has such a beautiful face. How do you keep from staring at her 24/7 ? I do miss those days. They go fast so enjoy each moment. My oldest is now engaged to be married and I feel like she was only just born a few hours ago. for one of your previous posts......I LOVE the pink hair.

  8. Thank you for making me smile. I so needed that today.

  9. I would turn cartwheels for that beautiful face!


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