Saturday, April 29, 2006

I've started a new project

I have a new blog for a Spinalong for Project Spectrum. Come on over to the
Spectrum Spinalong

and join on in!

We're spinning fiber in this month's color, GREEN, either from Spunky Eclectic's Fiber Club or elsewhere.

At the end of the project, we can knit up the yarn into something and have quite a gallery, I hope!

In other news, I can hardly wait for Patrick Fitzgerald to let us know the fate of Karl Rove, American Traitor. And all the other chickens coming home to roost these days. Even Bill Kristol thinks we'll take back the House this year, woo-hoo! Watch Colbert host the Correspondents' Dinner tonight on C-Span (5:00 p.m. EDT). The Plame-Wilsons will be there and good-ole Turdblossom is scheduled to attend as well. I'm taping!

Craft-wise, I finally managed to warp the Peacock loom for our Girl Scout Troop Flag and that is one long project off my list!! They'll probably weave their stripes on next weekend's campout. Here's a picture of the warp on the loom.

The purple is our troop color and very closely matches their patch jackets. Each girl will weave in a stripe of her own choosing, and the leaders, and then we will put "Troop 291" on it and bring it to our big Service Unit Encampment in June to mark our area. I will post more pictures in progress.

Here are the yarns I finished this week (it's been a while since I finished anything so I was spinning singles of some sample batts I bought off ebay).

This one was turning out just TOO black, so I drafted a little magenta/rainbow glitz along with it and it perked it up a bit. This picture is pretty true on my computer.

This one is the first skein from my dye test run for the "Pilgrim" wool. It's pretty even, I think. Might go to the fair...but the second skein might be more even. Waiting for it to dry.

Later, all! Merry Fitzmas Eve!


Blogger Weaver Brewer & Fam said...

Love the flag! My girls are too little for girl scouts and so far we keep moving everytime I think I can finally volunteer. I am a lifetime member and after high school, I worked at a GS camp (for 4 summers-oddly enough I met my husband there). Someday, I'll have a troop and we will definitely have to weave a flag.

Great yarn too!

6:53 AM  
Blogger sopranospinner said...

Thanks for the compliments! We're taking our Brownies overnight camping (backyard) for the first time this Saturday so wish us luck. In June, we're going for three days too far for moms to pick up in case of panic. We are having a GREAT time being leaders and I highly recommend it. Remember you can volunteer for events and such even before your girls are old enough!

8:05 AM  
Blogger Weaver Brewer & Fam said...

I never forget that I could voluteer at anytime. unfortunately, we just moved and don't know a single person who lives in this state. I don't want to volunteer but have to take my 3 kids with me so I'm waiting a bit. My MIL is actually a trainer for the council back home and one of my former counselor buddies keeps trying to get me to bring my wheel and loom "home" so that I can do a badge lab with her girls :) (just gotta get a bigger car) :)

The camping will be tons of fun! I wish I could come. If you get any brain freeze while planning, feel free to ask me anything :) I gotta million great food ideas if nothing else :)

12:26 PM  
Blogger sopranospinner said...

Thanks for the offer! I think we have it under control, especially since we've cancelled TWICE due to rain; just couldn't picture 12 7 year olds putting up tents in the rain and EVER wanting to go again.

We're not being too ambitious food wise this time, but will be doing more cooking for a Mother's Day tea before we go on our three day event.

I'm hoping to be a trainer someday, Troop Camper and Outdoor Skills type stuff. And I'm hoping to demonstrate spinning with another leader (my weaving teacher) at "Follow Me Girls" soon, too. I have a couple of Brownies that really want to learn to knit, as well. Probably over the summer.

And I understand about being careful about what you commit to with little ones. My 4 y.o. is always needing a sitter for GS stuff. DH is working the night we're camping and DS has to go to a friend's house till very late.

I'm sure you'll have a great time when your girls are old enough!

5:31 PM  

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