Saturday, May 31, 2008

Back to spinning

I finally sat down at the wheel yesterday and did some spinning for the first time in awhile. I'd been struggling with an attempt at laceweight, gave up for the time being. So yesterday I took it off the wheel and started up on something else...

This was the May Loop SSB club batt, in Spring. The batt is made from Merino, bamboo, Corriedale, tussah silk, and angelina. The thingies in the little bag are crocheted, felted roses.

This was a sample pack of Teeswater pencil roving from a gal in Thermop. I think doing stuff with stuff other Wyomingites have created is way cool:

Here is how they turned out: First the Loop batt, spun thick and thin and plied with a metallic blue yarn. Second, the Lucy's Sheep Camp roving, spun as one skein. Started with the orange ball, then the green/orange, then the green/pink/orange/purple, finally the blue/purple. I decided to leave it as a single.

I spun out on the front step yesterday. I took the afternoon off from work. The kids down the street were fascinated with what I was doing. They kept coming up to me and asking me questions. Hmm... maybe I can lead some of them to the dark side... hehehe...

There is something wrong with the q key on my laptop. Probably because Rascal keeps sitting on my computer...

Thursday, May 29, 2008


I haven't blogged in a month??!?!??!?!?!? WTF????

Busy month. Had too much going on at work, and too much work stress. Especially last week. (Don't ask.) And too many busy weekends. Two soccer tournaments (yeah yeah I know) and just being busy in general.

I have been knitting. Currently making Zombie Socks:

I finished the first sock and cast on the second sock yesterday.

Also making Walking Meditation socks with yarn I spun from the EK Sari batt. I don't have a picture of them yet.

I haven't been running. I need to get back to that. I took leave of my senses and signed up for summer adult league soccer. That'll get me running... I bought cleats, now I need to get shin guards.