Last night I finally got to grips with the drop spindle , a friend from our monthly knitting group kindly showed where I was going wrong and I spent the evening making some thick/thin yarn for a while, but I seem to be getting better at pulling it out and it is slightly more even. 10 minutes practice this morning turned into 20 minutes..... time certainly slips away quickly. I will now keep at it until I have something that resemble something I would want to knit with.
I have completed a little cardigan for the new baby. Its Ode to Pinstripping by Kelly Brooker (PekaPeka). I used Sublime Baby Cotton Kapok, which had been knitted up and ripped out previously, so it was a bit crimpled. Another problem I noticed was the change over from my main circular to the smaller Hiya Hiya for the sleeves, you can really see my change in tension. I am hoping that it all evens out in the wash.
I have another small cardigan on the needles, another of Kelly's patterns - Emma Asked. I'm using some Zettl Cortina 4ply - 80% wool 20% nylon - in a black/grey/white mix. Photos to follow when there is enough to photograph.
I am enjoying using Instagram, and am sharing some of my previous knitwear to a whole new audience. Pop over and have a look.
In other news Miss J has chickenpox, bless her she seems ok, but getting spottier, but is happy with the calamine lotion look!