I started the computer bag yesterday while we were out to the weaving open house. I'm using handspun domestic wool and the handspun Atticus batt, both from SAFF. I cast on what I thought was a good number (using Judy's Magic Cast-On) and went from there. I have a bit more than this finished now and I'm loving the color changes. I'll decided when I finish it if I'll be felting it like I had originally planned, or just going with lining it.
These are crocheted cubes I made from scrap wool. They'll get thrown in the wash to felt down (I understuffed them with the fiber fill stuff) and will become dog toys. I was going with the free download pattern from Interweave Crochet, but ended up modding it to make it easier and less picking up of stitches. Very simple and very quick.
A drop spindle! One of the wonderful ladies in my knitting group brought me one of her spindles to play with this week. I've never used one and was always intimidated by them. She had given me some scrap fiber to work with, but it was webbed pretty heavily and I was having a hard time with the drafting. I got out some of the fiber from SAFF (the stuff I bought 3 lb of in hopes of spinning enough for the Tree Jacket) and it went much better. I am not great at it, but have the basic concept down and am getting better. This is what I had after my first little bit:
Saturday, I am going with my fiber friends to a spinning guild meeting. I haven't been to one yet and it sounds like a lot of fun. I'm kind of intimidated by the skill these ladies have, but they are all so warm and inviting I think I really have nothing to worry about.