My name is Jen, and I am a fiber-aholic. . . .

So, much fibery related goodness has been going on here in the last few days. I finally got back into spinning. Ah, my spinning wheel, I forgot how I loved thee:
Mmm, handspun.

The above yarn was spun from some roving I got from Fat Cat Knits. It's lovely. I am loving the way it turned out. I ended up with two skeins, and about 200 yards of a 2-ply. Slowly, slowly I am getting more yardage out of the yarn I spin. Ah, I am getting closer to sock yarn, I can feel it. :) I did start another spinning project (which I don't have a picture of, as Alex is sleeping on the couch, and I don't want to disturb him with the camera, but I digress). This project I am going to go with a 3 ply, as I know I will want my socks yarn to be a 3 ply. We'll see what kind of yardage I get this time.

I also finished up some knitting. I finally finished my Reclamation Scarf, Part II:
The Specs:

The Pattern: Reclamation Scarf by Stefanie Japel
The Yarn: Pagewood Farm Alyeska Hand Dyed Sock Yarn
The Needles: US Size 9
The Time To Knit: About three weeks of on and off knitting.
The Verdict: A quick easy knit. Mindless knitting for when you need that kind of thing. Beautiful result.

Another project off the needles. So what's a girl to do but cast on for another? With all this talk to Sock Summit, it seemed like socks were the obvious choice:
It's a Nutkin sock! I am knitting this out of STR Mediumweight in the Kaw Kaw colorway. Holy crap, do I love this sock. I don't think there will be second sock syndrome here. :)

Other than that, things are busy. Busy, but good. I have started toying with the idea of doing a podcast. I have been thinking about it for awhile, and I have decided that my obsession with knitting thus far has not gone quite far enough. Perhaps a knitting podcast is needed. I threw the idea out there to Alex today and he told me that he already had researched and comparison shopped microphones, because he had been thinking I should do one. I don't know though. Would people listen to me babble on about knitting for 20-30 minutes every two weeks? Would I be interesting or just sound blah? Hmm, so much thinking to do on this one.

Happy knitting (and spinning)!


  1. Your handspun is beautiful!

    And I would listen to your podcast!

  2. I wish we could come see you spin. Alayna's current obsession is a movie about a sheep farm we got at the library. She LOVES IT, and there is much joy and squealing when the shear the sheep and then show how it is carded and spun. She recently told me she wanted to be a sheep farmer when she grew up!

  3. The handspun is pretty, but the socks are stunning! I love them!

  4. that handspun is gorgeous, and it's mine.. all mine!! thanks again Jen for the fabulous b-day gifts :-)

  5. Podcast? Did you say podcast? I'd listen, but you'd have to remind me.

    The spinning is wonderful and so are the socks.


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