Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Spin Cycle

Well, the Medical Folks won't tell me how long I must wear the sado-splint, but my hand is doing better each day. Typing is hard still - all with my left hand - and I am unable to knit at all.

But I can spin! I'm limited to a half hour at a time and it has to be easy stuff with light tension. I make it a reward for doing the difficult physical therapy every few hours.

Here's some sumptuous alpaca I've been working on the past few days, which I bought at Greencastle last year. I wish I had a lot more of it.

And remember this? (Of course not! It's been a while!) I bought it last August at Michigan Fiber Festival. I spun most of it at the Lindenwood Spinning Retreat (see the post on the retreat below). The finished yarn is pretty darn rustic. Frankly, I think it looked nicer in it's raw potential than my clumsy finished product, but I'm happy enough with it to be designing a jacket for it (sideways, shawl collar). I'm grateful to my very DH, who set the twist for me and learned how to twist skeins today.

Just hope I can knit it sometime soon!

8 comments:

Kristine said...

Remind me to bring you my pattern book with a sideways jacket pattern... it's Scholler and Stahl, and a very easy, but well designed pattern. Not a shawl collar, but easily fixed!

Denise said...

I'm glad you're able to spin a bit now. It's like occupational therapy to go with your physical therapy, right?

I think the finished skein is lovely! Love how the bits of orange make it pop.

Vicki said...

I'm happy to hear you can spin again. Happy dance! The alpaca looks gorgeous. Too bad my allergies don't permit me to use it. I know the other wool was a bit of a challenge to spin but it looks good. I'm sure it will make a great sweater. Counting the days to Greencastle and collecting my pennies to buy fiber! Hugs, Vicki

Opal said...

Gorgeous alpaca! I'm glad to hear you're getting better. Hopefully you'll be able to knit it up soon.

Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo!!! This spinning looks great:-0 I can't believe you can spin like that with the brace on. I'm so glad you are able to get spin- therapy!

Elizabeth

mudnyc said...

Jess, the grey on the spindle looks so so even and nice! And the colored stuff looks great! Can't wait to see you again!

del said...

I think that spun yarn is beautiful! I hope you can knit with it soon.

Sarah said...

Keep up the progress!