They are antique wooden spools of thread that belonged to my Mother, Grandmother and Great-Aunts.
This is gonna be so freakin' cool looking when it is done!!!
The Poppy Sweater is plugging along. One sleeve, a minimal amount of seaming, and some finishing touches to the neck and hem and it will be done. This is the first time I have worked with Noro. As of yet, am still undecided about the yarn.
Norman thought it was a bed for him.
The newest endeavor in my bag of tricks...spinning...has started. Started with some roving that I was not particularly attached to for use in practice. Now, I know there are video tutorials out there, and I did watch a series of them, but I'll be the first to admit that I have a problem with following directions. I'm not known for making smediums for nothing! I figured, just how hard can this be? It is going pretty well. This first attempt is rather rough, but I am getting used to the feel of the spin, parking and drafting, and just plain trying to keep the cats from pouncing on it all!
My opinion...not bad for a spinning virgin. Am anxious to get it all spun up, measured out on my niddy noddy, soaked and knit up into whatever I have enough of to make out of it. I am not very consistent with my drafting which is resulting in varying degrees of slubbiness.
Maybe a spinning wheel in my future?
Go over to Tami's to see what kind of mischief everyone else is up to. BTW, keep meaning to add the cute little button thingy she has for WIPW, but can't seem to figure out how to get it to work for me. (Translation...I tried to add it, didn't work, I got frustrated and ate chocolate instead)
As today is the first day of December, I can now officially report with pride that I participated in my first NaBloPoMo...National Blog Posting Month...where you are challenged to publish a post every single day of the month. I did it! Now, let's see if I can keep the momentum going.
Hope everyone has a great Wednesday! I plan to spend it in Cincinnati indulging in a little retail therapy.