My observation: I like quiet when I am spinning. I don’t need music, television is distracting, and frankly, what’s running through my head is noise enough. I don’t sit down at a wheel with pure concentration in mind, but I suppose quiet helps me focus. I do sometimes listen to a book as I spin, but more often than not it’s silent except for the whirring of the wheel.
Speaking of whirring, I made another observation: the Reeves makes a very nice little schooshing sound when the drive band leaves the wheel. It’s not rubbing anything, just moving from the big wheel, across itself, and on to the flyer. Nice. I’m working on some camel-tussah roving. It’s the same yarn I’ve been working on since last year. If it existed, I’d join NaSpiMoYe.
I’m almost finished with the baby bonnet that I started the other day. It took a while to get the I-cord to look the way I wanted it to; Kay’s I-cord technique saved the day. I’ll make a pair of booties, block the hat, and this gift will be ready to send to my niece before her babe arrives.
Baby bonnet observation: I will forever imagine this little one wearing a tea cozy on her head!
Scarf observation: If I were persnickety, I’d be bugged by the way reversible cables (or at least these, in K2P2 ribbing) are off-kilter. The cables aren’t set into a background, so they don’t stand alone. I don’t mind; this is a scarf that is reversible, for goodness sake, and it will spend its time wrapping me up and keeping me warm.
Since I didn’t couldn’t get enough of hanging around the house last week (I’m feeling much better, thanks to rest and everyone who sent good thoughts) (and my sheepy pj’s came from Macy’s, Chris!) I’m taking tomorrow off, too. I plan on doing more spinning, more knitting, a little de-cluttering, and there’s a birthday dinner for Judy in the evening. That’s plenty for one holiday.