Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Still Here

I didn't realize that it's been so long since my last post. I wish I could say that it was because I was off on some exotic journey--knitting-related, of course--but I can't. The simple fact of the matter is that things just got busy.

I'm still knitting socks. In fact, right now I am test knitting a sock for Wendy Johnson of WendyKnits. It's called Ivy League Socks. It's lacy, but not a problem for someone who hasn't done much lace work. The chart is easy to follow, but has enough elements to keep the knitting interesting.

Wendy has been generous enough to donate the pattern to Patterns for Paws. This is a joint project of The Lily M. Foundation, Inc.'s Lily's Friends and the Purebred Cat Breed Rescue. Patterns will be made available for download, with profits split between the two organizations. If you are a knit or crochet designer and would like to participate, please send an e-mail to ida@knittingpurls.com.

I've also been buying lots of fiber.



That is 100% merino wool in the Ida's Delusions of Grandeur colorway. It came from a cool new etsy store, Zarzuela Fibers. Check it out. Keep in mind, though, that her fibers and yarns go FAST.

So why am I buying fiber? Meet Ezekiel:




Now to find time to actually practice and spin!

5 comments:

Jessica said...

Ezekiel is lovely! Can't wait to see your spinning. :)

Janine said...

Came here by way of Wendy's blog.
I love my Ashford Traveller ( mine is the older model with single treadle) She is called Beth. Have fun with yours. I would be interested in donating a pattern to your cause. email me and we and discuss what would be the most suitable

Jenn said...

What a beautiful wheel! I love the pattern for paws concept, and will be watching for more information!

Aunt Kathy said...

I sure am seeing a lot of those spinning wheels around blogland these days. I love the name Ezeikel.

Ida said...

Janine,
I don't find an e-mail address for you, and I really want to discuss your contribution to Patterns for Paws. Please email ida@knittingpurls.com