I ordered a ball winder today – in my brain I’m justifying it as an anniversary-of-my-first-day-at-beloved-Day-Job present to myself. :-) Mr. Fury agreed to build me a swift. So when I start spinning and dyeing my own yarn, I will be able to wind it up into tidy little balls. Don’t you love how I plan ahead? (Really though, I needed one anyway.) I mentioned to my LYS owner last night that I want to learn how to spin in the near future; she told me that in the spring, the girls from Knitty will be visiting and might even do a spinning lesson! The prospect of spinning makes my toes curl in glee.
I’m still making progress on Snit Cardigan; only another twelve rows or so and I will have made it to my waist. Tonight I won’t be able to work on it, because I have Cheerleader practice. It’s probably overly optimistic but I’d like to have it done by this time next week – or at least the body and sleeves, if not the finishing/ribbing/closure. I’m already thinking ahead to the next cardigan … probably pink, probably Knitpicks Shine, probably with some sort of lace or other openwork. It might seem a little weird that I’m working on sweaters when we’re moving towards the crazy hot Texas spring and summer. But everything here is overly air conditioned from April through October, so I’m usually cold when I’m inside. It’s always cardigan weather when you sit near an AC vent.