Thursday, August 06, 2009

Spinning, Socks, and Socialization

Lately I've been spinning more. I got in a 5oz piece of roving from Fat Cat Knits (75% SW merino, 25% nylon), and it's the first thing I've actually finished spinning in quite some time. It's refreshing to remember that hey, I really would have free bobbins, if I just finished spinning what's on them now. I spun this up as a sock yarn, chain plied it, and last night gave it a good soak and let it set the twist of the yarn. Today, I'm starting on the first sock, and I have no idea at this point what it's going to be like.

I'm also about halfway done with the Nudibranch that I owe Hastur from years and years back, which once I started actually working on has been going really fast. In between these two projects, I've been working on PSS Prime, but not nearly as much as I should be.

In other news, I have become completely hooked by Plants vs Zombies. If you have not tried this game, go try it. Right now. I got it from popcap games, and it's amazing. You'll thank me for this later - it's almost as addictive as knitting.

3 comments:

Tikabelle said...

Plant's v. Zombies is possibly the best $20 I have spent in a good long while. It's so charming!

I know what you mean about finishing spinning projects. It's so nice when they're done, but I hit a consistent 60%-done wall and just leave them for months. Sigh.

Persian Pen Name said...

I'm trying to keep my empty bobbins somewhere I can see them, to remind myself to fill up the rest of 'em and get plying, so I can have some more cleared up. I've got 4 bobbins that are maybe one-fifth full, which is evidently the amount that I can spin before losing interest. Oh! And one bobbin that's full, that I just realized I can ply on my newly-emptied bobbin!

Suz said...

Thank? Or curse... I think I'll go with curse, because not only am I not getting any work done, my minions are just watching me play...