I have bought a swift (and seem to be completely unable to take a good picture of it this morning), and have been winding skeins in preparation for dyeing. From left to right, they are cashmere/silk that I am planning to sell, undyed Trekking, my superwash fingering sock yarn, KnitPicks bare superwash fingering, and some beautiful laceweight pure cashmere that I am also thinking of supplying. Skeining is so much easier with a swift – although it would be even easier without the constant attention of a very, very interested four year old.
Hopefully, I will get to do some dyeing today. I am overloaded with very boring administrative tasks – health insurance claims, income tax forms. If I manage to get it all done then I’ll be mixing up some fun. I need to have a completed skein of yarn for the Hong Kong stitch’n’bitch meeting, where I am offering sock yarn as a door prize.
On the baltic sock front – I’ve finished the first sock and am making fairly speedy progress on the second. The weather is finally cooling here, and I am desperate to finish some of my WIP objects.