Life as I know it is not a source of wonder. It just involves a lot of dirt.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Tour de Fleece - Day 1
I am starting le Tour de Fleece with some mid grey gotland fibre. It is really clean, but Mikki seemed to find it interesting anyway.
I spent most of the day down at my favourite LYS, Golden Willow Natural Fibres, and got quite a bit done. Tomorrow I will ply samples of both a 2 and 3 ply yarn. I also spun a bit of it on my new Forrester spindle. It is easy to spin with its long staple length. It reminds me very much of Wensleydale.
I forced myself to spin the gotland singles thicker than I normally like to spin. I would also like to spin some as a lace weight, but I will really need to free up some bobbins first. So I am also trying to finish up some hand dyed BFL that has been sitting around almost completed for a while now. I got one bobbin finished this morning and am hoping to complete the second this evening.
I am a stay-at-home mom, piano teacher, dog lover and avid sock knitter. You are likely to see me knitting at ring side at a dog show, watching my daughter do junior handling. The piano is just not that portable or I would probably try to pack that along too.