Saturday, December 31, 2005

Elektra Ohh Baby

Ok, so, I’ve been absent for a while, you know the Holiday thing and the time off from work thing and all that. To top all of that my camera has been with the Fuji repair in New Jersey, and who wants to read a blog without pictures anyway?? So, to catch you all up with my life, I have been off from work since the 23rd of December, the plant shuts down, and we are not required to be there at shut down, Yeah!! (However, there is this small problem of money coming in and no one there to get it. (And I am talking some major dollars sitting in the mailbox.) So, being the diligent accountant that I am, I went in to work yesterday (even though I am sick as a dog, happens every year at this time – I think I was pretty close to pneumonia this time though, although my doc just said to take it easy and take the meds he gave me).

Anyway, I am getting off subject. I’ve been home for a while and spinning and knitting and reading and just doing all the fun things that you want to do while you are stuck at work! I have made some progress with the Electra Wensleydale that Lisa S. created for me, and believe me when I say, I just can’t get the color exact on this – the purples just don’t come forward on the picture, no matter what I do! Although, I didn’t try going outside with it, but baby, it’s cold outside and I’m sick. So, you’ll have to take this as is! I am just ecstatic that my camera is back and working properly now! I also suggest that you all run and get some of this stuff as it is just too fun for words! My first skein came out a little heavier than I had originally wanted, so I am trying to cut back a bit on the next two bobbins to come back to DK weight.

The other thing is, is the first skein is plied from one bobbin, by winding into a ball and plying from inside and out - I do not have the control I like to have plying this way though. So, this skein is a little messy, and that is why you see two bobbins being filled for the next plying session! But, of course that way you always end up with left overs . . . any other suggestions out there for this dilemma?


melanie said...

Did you hear that? That was the sound of me gasping. Elektra is so beautiful! Great work!

June said...

Thanks a bunch, Mel! Your handywork is pretty awesome too!