I’m getting lazy, I know. In the past, I’ve been very good about getting a post up first thing in the morning, but the last couple days have not worked out that way—yesterday because of appointments, today, well, I have no excuse. I stayed in bed watching the news, then meandered downstairs to let the dogs out. Over coffee I finished up recording discs with an audible book for hubby to listen to in the car during his commute. And, I finished mitten number 1:
This marks the first bit of knitting from my own handspun yarn, a milestone if you ask me. It may not be as perfect as a store bought mitten, but it’s pretty special, thinks I. They will be a birthday present this fall.
Spinning has continued, though not on the Romney—-I’m just having such a good time with the baby alpaca I have spent most of my time playing with that. I’ve about got the first bobbin filled. Zorro ventured upstairs last night, rubbing himself on the wheel while it was spinning.
As for the Romney, it is rather slow going. I am stopping the wheel a lot to pick out the neps, and while there are not as many as in the roving which will not be named, there are enough that flicking them out is worth it. My plan is to make a 3 ply yarn from the singles, which are nice and fine, and end up with a sport weight to light worsted yarn. Perhaps I can get to the wheel later today.
In other news, I finished a very clever book yesterday, The Book of Bright Ideas, by Sandra Kring. Fun read, and entirely captivating. It used to be that I would read whatever I could get my hands on, but with all the other things vying for my attention these days, I don’t read as often as I would like, I guess. Waiting on the nightstand are Arthur and George, and The Bronte Project. Hmmmmmm, which to choose?
And now Favorite Foto Friday:
We arrived at the Lake on the 2nd of July, late. After a night of marshmallows, s’mores and laughter, I got up early the next morning and took my coffee out to the deck. This is what I saw—a glassy lake with a misty fog hanging over it. Later in the day the sun was shining brightly, we had twentysomethings jumping off the dock and the barbecue cookin’. But in the quiet of the morning……………..there’s just no better place to be 🙂
Have a great weekend.