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Still Spinning the Purple

I just love to spin now. My yarn is finally fine enough to make a 2-ply fingering weight, good for socks, and I love that. I love to turn this: 

IMG_2264 (Edited)   into this:    Purple fiber drafted   

(Pogo's toes for scale)

Then I spin it into a single ply:  Purple singles


And I turn two single plies into two-ply yarn:  IMG_2266 (Edited)

And socks appear!   IMG_2283   It truly is magic. 

In other news, Amy's Scarf is toddling along nicely: 

Amy's Scarf July 26 2016 

The yellow bits are lifelines. I have never used lifelines before, thought I didn't need them. What you do is, every so often you run a piece of yarn through the stitches on the needle remembering NOT to run it through the stitch markers as well, and if you mess up horribly and have to pick it all up again, the yellow yarn securely holds your stitches in place so they will not run all the way to the bottom of the piece. I always thought I was way too proficient at knitting and didn't need lifelines, but in my old age I tend to pick up my needles and catch the end stops on something and BAM!! all my stitches fall off. I don't like making lifelines, it's a fiddly process that is even more of a pain with only one hand, but it's doable, and it has already helped me to Save My Stitches, so I guess that is good. I love the scarf! It's so pretty :)



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