I've been madly spinning my yarn for the Spun Stitches KAL. After a bit of swatching I decided that my singles just wouldn't do the trick. They were too thin and the swatch looked sparse.
So, I spun another spindle full and plied them. I've ended up with about 170 yards. I'll need a lot more than that to knit a shawl. But I am an impatient sort.
Between the spinning and the knitting this will be a long term project. There will be lots of smaller projects thrown in along the way.
Including the second ped. Thanks for all of your input on the pom pom. For those who asked, I will be writing up the pattern as I knit the second sock. It shouldn't take too long.
As I've been spinning and knitting, my kids have been folding paper. They are in a origami phase. We saw one of these amazing balls at a friends house. He was nice enough to let us have it so we could figure out how to make one ourselves. The balls have led to other designs. DD#1 has been making frogs all morning. Some of them even hop. We'll be going to Pearl River Market this afternoon to stock up on more paper.