Saturday, May 09, 2009
I have begun spinning the new blue tweedy stuff. It is 30/70, tussah silk and merino wool from Paradise Fibers. (I prefer Kendig Cottage for fiber, but since the two-pounds-of-carbon-fiber fiasco, I am leery of large amounts of unknown fibers, and Kendig Cottage only sells this stuff in 8oz clumps. Now that I know I love it, I'm all over the 8oz clumps.)
I confess I've pulled out a few of the really, insanely red streaks, but otherwise I'm spinning it as-is, going for worsted-spun two ply. Laceweight, I'm hoping. Arianne suggested that what I want for my other project is probably a heather, not a tweed. I think she's right, so I'm in the market for some blue heather and will spin this up into laceweight for practice.
I've been spinning like a fiend since this morning, desperate to see what some finished yarn will look like, but alas, I must take a break. Interestingly, after about three hours of spinning (with a few breaks), it's not my hands that are giving out. It's my back. Ow. Damn. Aging is a bitch.
So, I've gotta find something else to poke at... Botched the bindoff of the first dreamsicle sock last night (too tight), so I dunno what I'll do. Play computer games maybe. Or dig through the stack of unfinished sweaters that are supposed to be my goal this year. There's a thought.
The Goob has moved from simply drawing faces, to giving them arms and legs.
Love it. Can't get enough. The cuteness makes me squee. This is a portrait of me, incidentally.
And the husbeast sends along some husbeast humor for all of you.
at 2:21 PM