Okay, I keep promising to tell you about the cashmere.
When at Stitches in February I found the most lovely cashmere. I told you all about it here. Well, I decided that it was time to pull it out and get started knitting with it. I thought that perhaps it would be a good escape from the overwhelming sense of frustration that I was having in other areas of my life. Excess stress = wanting to escape! I have never knitted with cashmere before. Oh my. I think I am in love. It is the most gorgeously soft, buttery stuff! Wow. A very nice distraction thank you very much! Now this particular pattern is very simple, yes it is lace weight and so can be called "lace", but really this is a simple easy knit. What do you think? Isn't it pretty?
Actually it is quite difficult to get a good picture of this project. I had another image that showed the stitch pattern very clearly, but it didn't have the SOFT look that this picture had- and after all cashmere is ALL about the softness, right? Right! So glad you agree...
I also received my sock Madness gift this week!!!!! Awesome, awesome. Yarn, stitch markers and CHOCOLATE. Dark Chocolate even. Totally made my day, especially since I had sort of forgot it was coming! I'm not sure what to use the yarn for yet, (well- except it will be socks- duh!) but once I find the appropriate pattern you will be the first to know! It is also very soft, "Blue Faced Leicester Superwash Wool." Does it get any better than that?
I still haven't finished my last round Sock Madness sock and now a new pattern is going to be released this week. I had really hoped to cast on with everyone else with this new pattern, but I will have to wait and see. I wanted to finish the last ones (Mad Weave socks) first!! Wahhh.
Now, on the spinning front. It is getting better. You all gave me some great suggestions and encouragement and I am working on it a little every day. Every day I relax a little more and find that my shoulders really can separate from my ears while spinning. Yes, I am discovering the "drop" in drop spindle, but the singles that are coming out the other end are looking a little more consistent. I have another class on Thursday so hopefully I will feel a little less overwhelmed with it all soon!