Thursday, March 25, 2010

Happiness is in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. (Franklin Roosevelt)

This week I finally finished plying the Falkland. It came out to be a very thin 2-ply. I think it's probably going to be about 20 wpi, maybe 22 wpi, after I soak and whack it. (Yarn usually blooms a little bit.) I don't know how many yards I have, but it took forever to ply so there has to be a lot. I like the color even better now that it's been plied. The picture is horrible, but the shades are just wonderful together.

I also managed to spin up another 4 ounces of the white wool. (Two ounces were done sitting at Barnes & Noble the other night with a friend and a talkative stranger.) I've been keeping the singles around 32 wpi, so I'm hoping that plied it will be a nice worsted weight. This wool is so soft and squishy; it's going to be very hard to give it away.

Lately I've been in such a mood to buy fiber. I've gotten hooked into stalking the "Pimp yo'self" thread in Ravelry's Spinner Central forum. There is some really gorgeous stuff out there. I want it all.

To save myself, I decided to check and see just how much fiber I actually have stashed away.

I have a lot. There's over 100 ounces of roving in my stash. If I can meet my goal of spinning two skeins worth a month, I can keep spinning until July 2011 without buying anything new. (As if either of those assumptions will happen.)

Then, since my mind immediately leaped to "I can still look at sock yarn to buy," I counted up the sock yarn in my stash. I have 44 pairs of socks. At one pair a month (another one of my current knitting goals), that's 3 1/2 years of knitting socks.

Hi, my name is Sandi and I am a Fiber Addict.

At least I can still look forward to getting pretty minis in the mail. I've joined a couple of Blankiemania swaps. These are a great way to get new scraps for my Sock Blanket. I received one of the swaps yesterday. This is what came from the Stashbuster Swap:

Of course I had to go sign up immediately for another swap...