Phew……

Most of the hats and a lovely dog I got to watch this past weekend...
Most of the hats and a lovely dog I got to watch this past weekend…

My Mad Hatter March challenge has come to an end.  I am thankful to have accomplished my goals and have learned some new tricks, but also ready for a new adventure. It is one of those times where you get so focused on what your doing it can be a little disorienting when you stop for a minute to look around. I have nothing going on. Okay that’s a lie, I am headed to Stitches South as I type this post. I guess I should say I have no idea what I am going to knit. Okay that’s a lie too. I know its not going to be another hat:)

I also started spinning… okay correction “spinning crappily” a friend graciously let me borrow her wheel with some practice fiber and I signed up for a learning to spin class at a local yarn store. In the meantime I downloaded a Craftsy class on the topic which is fairly amazing. The attempts at spinning are getting a little better and everyone in a while I watch 30 minutes of the class and play with the spinning wheel.

a little snippet that was a best of the bunch that I spun
a little snippet that was a best of the bunch that I spun

On the knitting front…I had a few ideas for what to do next but really I haven’t come up for a breathe since I finished my last hat. I finally wound a couple of skeins of yarn and thought I would swatch for a few sweaters and see what happens. I am still in experimentation mode because I think the gauge on a couple of the sweaters is going to a be stretch. I am going to play with needle size and I think have to swatch a couple different times.

Hoping to get some knitting in during my trip to Stitches South  but will have to see what happens. One thing is for sure, no yarn is in my future but I am “muling” some fiber for a few lovely friends back east.

 

 

 

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