In an effort to be all “out there” and “transparent,” I’m going to lay out my fiber plans for November. There will be NO CHRISTMAS KNITTING. Well, maybe a few washcloths on the old knitting machine for my Mama. She deserves them. And my Daddy wants a lapghan – again, I will do that on the machine. He doesn’t like wool, so I’m knitting it from LionBrand Homespun. I will NOT knit that with my hands, only the machine. The ewww factor is too high for me if I handknit it. Not being a snob, just stating a fact for me.
So, I”m spinning this luscious stuff here. It’s the fiber from my guild’s Natural Treasures Challenge. I’m going to spin it, and knit it into a shawl – maybe an Evelyn Clark design or something from Cheryl Oberle’s book. It’s got a soft, tweedy texture and I think I’ll enjoy knitting with this yarn. Has to be done by Distaff Day in order to meet the challenge. I have two bobbins full waiting to be plied plus these two skeins already done. I think I’ll have enough for something wonderful and cozy.
I also plan on finishing up the blending of the fiber for HD’s Cobblestone Pullover. If I can (big IF) get it spun by the end of December, then it will be the first thing I cast on come January 2009.
What’s on your list for November?