Spinning


Another cat to love

Another cat to love

I spun this second bobbin in record time, for me, that is! I hope to get these plied this weekend!

I worked this fiber from the fold and it was an awesome spin!

Learning to spin longdraw - wheeee!

ITW Cat’s Pyjama’s – January 2014

This is Merino Bamboo Silk, and I really love these colors together! Now what to do with it??

Merino Bambo Silk

Merino Bambo Silk

Soaked and Drying

Soaked and Drying

Light Fingering

Light Fingering

I have two favorite dyer’s Three Waters Farm on Etsy, and FatCatKnits. Here is Road Races by Three Waters Farm on BFL-Silk, I hope to navajo ply this afternoon:

BFL-Silk

BFL-Silk

Sabrina's Big Sister

Sabrina’s Big Sister

Gypsy on Sabrina

Gypsy on Sabrina

Trying to spin a worsted weight single on a new wheel, Ms. Sabrina, . . . it’s not easy! This wheel has a true toe heel action, and boy oh boy it’a kicking my butt!! 🙂

You know it sure takes a lot to move a whole house! But, we are finally in the new place now, although our old house still hasn’t sold. (Any prayers on my behalf would be most welcome!)

So, in a nut shell, here is the scoop: We moved in May 9th, and have been working on fixing builder’s errors, moving dirt, breaking up rocks, chopping down weeds, unpacking boxes, getting everything put up, getting the internet (no cable on this road), getting our house insurance canceled, and then re-instated, etc., etc. Makes a person tired simply writing it out!

So, in the middle of all of that, I have been spinning and knitting, but not truly making much headway with any of it until the Tour de Fleece (on Ravelry) I really didn’t get a lot done, but I did finish a few things:

Wizard Island is Variegated BFL, from FatcatKnits, Moonshadow is Falkland from FatcatKnits, and Romeo is Falkland from FatcatKnits Famous Couples Spring Spin. . . Yummy!!

But, I feel like I’ve been having a week of them! I sat down this morning to post here, and didn’t have my photos together. So, off I went to solve that, and I did get some, but now 9 hours later I am on another computer. So I tried to take photos with my phone. . . they suck.

So, in words this is how it is. . . Year End was last week at CMWA, and that meant working last Saturday. S’ok, it’s expected, went to the house to show a co-worker the progress (she will live only 15 minutes from me, and she knits, yeah) and I set off the alarm. So, everyone that is set up to get notifications that there’s a problem gets a message. . . Gah! But, I got it.

So, then this week, we worked like crazy people, I knit and spun nothing. But we went back to the house, this weekend (as we always do) and the boys mowed and mowed, and I got bored and bribed my daughter to come save me. Which, she did. We went and bought veggies to go into the Japanese noodles my friend from work got for me at the Japanese store in Lexington. The meal was delicious.

I sat down and finished spinning Wizard Island, and now I am trying to decide wether or not to n-ply or not. . . here is my crappy phone picture, because of the crappy lighting in this house at this time of day:

Wizard Island - FCK Variegated BFL

Oh, and in the meantime, I am packing up everything is site, since we are having an open house next weekend, trying still to sell this house!

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