Sunday, October 11, 2009

Post 200. Whoda thunk it?

I was hoping to think of something special for a milestone post. But the most special thing going on seems to be that I put a knot in my back from spinning too much, and had to take a few days applying heat, resting, and mostly groaning. Alternating with grumbling. And jonesing for the wheel...

Here's what I've got so far:


One thing I've learned is that it takes a looooong time to fill a bobbin with singles for laceweight. I'm getting close to being halfway through that first 2oz batch of merino-tencel. At this rate, I may finish the plying in time for cake and ice cream at my 100th birthday party.

I did manage to get a little knitting done. The scarf moves forward:

It's actually a simple slip-stitch pattern, with only one color at a time in play. I like the way it looks more complicated than it is.

And today started with a cold rainy morning - perfect for staying indoors and baking. I invented a recipe for oatmeal/apple/walnut scones. Though, technically it's really a bannock, since it's baked in one piece.


Want a closer look?

I'm going to try to sneak in a little spinning today, now that my back is better. I just need to remember to step away from the wheel...

7 comments:

Joansie said...

I bet the kitchen smelled good with the scones baking. I've heard of hip problems from spinning but never a back problem.

Bullwinkle said...

Bannock! I never hear that word! I love berry bannock! Tomorrow is a holi--- nope. No kitchen. Pooh. (Note to self: did you really just get inspired, actually think you had the ingredients to make bannock, and then remember that kitchen is empty?? What?? You forgot you have rafters instead of a ceiling? You forgot that there are holes in the floor?)

/sigh The contrained time spinning will let you enjoy more bannock.

pacalaga said...

Pretty spinning and baking. Make sure you take breaks!

kmkat said...

I had read of bannocks (probably in Diana Garabaldon's books) but now I know what they are. And I could actually make one, if I were not so lazy... Tomorrow I might.

Anna M said...

I used to make currant oatmeal bannocks all the time when I was doing SCA camping. They cook up great on a griddle. I haven't spun in a month! Too busy with the dye pots. I need to make time.

Cookie said...

Yummy!

The spinning and knitting look great!

Laurie said...

My mouth is watering with that closeup. You bad girl.

What does the other side of the scarf look like?