Here's the progress so far (end of yesterday, aka Day 6) on my sweater:
This photo taken at the end of Day 2 shows the color a little better (even though it also highlights my less than incredible ribbing):
I love the subtle changes in the hand dyed yarn. It's from Shelridge Farms, their Soft Touch DK. Yum. I'm using a size US#3 needle, and I'm surprised how fast it's going. It is just a stockinette tube for the moment, so I shouldn't be too shocked, but I still am a little.
Here are the promised shots of the Two-Tone Shrug:
And a shot of my addition to the pattern, an armpit gusset to make it a little less fitted (this shot does the best job of showing the true colors out of any of these photos):
I have also been using this baby:
to produce this:
which is my 4th go at the wheel. A definite improvement over my first few tries as you can see.
#1 on a drop spindle, at which point I decided not to pursue spinning at all:
#2 on a very nice two-treadle wheel sort of like this one, I think.
And my 2nd go at a wheel, first time on the one-treadle Ashford pictured above:
The disastrous results of my 3rd attempt at the wheel are fortunately hidden by the stuff I spun on the 4th try.
Phew, that's a lot of pictures! Thank you to my awesome friend Geno for the Flickr photo uploading tips.