I also included a drop spindle with some of the mixed BFL I'm spinning. I was hoping to have the baby booties closer to finished on the drive there, but it didn't happen. I ran into this thing called "poor preparation" and it bit me in the ass. While I had started these booties, and quickly scanned the entire directions, I had failed to make note of the special stitches required in the pattern, which means I hadn't looked up how to do them, and was stuck in the middle of Wyoming with no 3G and no way to check what the stitch directions meant. So, I was on temporary hold with the booties. I pulled out the sweater wrap, and discovered I was almost to the end of the yarn skein. Forgetting this, I had failed to pack more yarn. Yes, I managed to finish a few more rows before the yarn ran out, then I had to pack that away, too. I brought out my spindle once I was home, and showed my family what I have learned about making yarn. I spent my 15 minutes a day spinning, and then I ran out of fiber. I'd only packed a little bit since I was planning (hah!) on doing more knitting. Needless to say, I played a lot of soduko on the drive.
And my niece is abso-fricken-lutely adorable.
|Converse-style baby booties|