Designing is not easy. I am still adjusting the width of the mittens. My customer choose black yarn in fingering weight and I am doing a ribbing for a simple pattern approach. I was going to go for a 4x2 but I am thinking of a 2x2 since the yarn is rather stretchy. I haven't even got to the request of knitting stitches for the thumb and index finger while the other fingers will be in a single opening. I know that work hours have been very long the past few days which is contributing to my creative juices. Plugging a way though and I am confident that I can get it done.
Taught my spinning class which was fun (even though I left my supplies at home). We used drop spindles and a PVC spinning wheel. We are going to have a 2nd class this coming week so that everyone can try my Louet wheel and different spindles. I made a couple of rows of weaving on a table top loom. So cool - I can definately see weaving in my future perhaps in 2012. I still get the most passion and relaxation from my spinning wheel. I am definately going to Estes Park this year and the Alpaca Festival this spring. Shearing day is on Mother's day again at ATAR ranch and I will be skirting fleeces again. I am to old to be on the barn floor gathering fiber but love this community event. I look forward to it every year.
I'm in the beginnings stages of looking into owning alpacas. We shall see what the future holds. Well back to the designing the gloves - wish me luck!