Yes, it’s true. In accordance with the challenge, I fearlessly sat at the wheel and began to spin the ingeo. Perhaps a little fearful would have been good… My test cable lied like a swatch! It didn’t draft easily (I went to making strips of the lenght rather than trying to draft) and I had every problem in the ‘verse getting it to spin (too much twist, too little pull – adjusted whorls; breaking apart, too thick, too thin …). The texture was much worse working with the larger amounts. In the end I spun two of the nests and they are sitting on the bobbins waiting to be plied. I still LOVE the colour and softness, so I’m thinking of how I can use the rest without have to spin it (at least not soon, maybe later I’ll come back to it…)
Ingeo 4 – Kate 0
In knitting news, I am a very very bad knitter, I’ve had serious startitis (oh look new shawl, oh look baby sweater, oh look…) and on top of that, I actually haven’t been knitting much at all (granted that is because I’m being a good student, but still).
In other news… I’ve started up an new exercise/diet routine. I’m focusing on eliminating bad things and increasing activity. I’ve already pretty much given up diet coke (as in, I’ll have maybe one a week now instead of 3 or 4 a day), and I’m using this site to help me keep close tabs on what I’m eating in terms of nutrional value [I LOVE the fact that I can add my own recipes and they will analyse them for me.] I know in the long run these changes are all good for me, and that eventually I will see some results…