Monday, July 16, 2007

And we're back!

Our wonderful friend Don, our computer guru who unfortunately moved to Texas, has saved the day once again! Thanks, Don! Turns out we have a problem with the router, not the DSL so now the router is out of the loop. And we don't need it right now as the Houseguest has still not returned, huzzah!

Meanwhile, spinning has continued. First skein of Merino/tencel is finished:

See the lovely shininess, I can't stand it. Must have more! Must order some for dyeing!

This fiber spins up very smooth, but very thin. It has NO loft at all. Although I must admit I haven't washed it yet. The merino may very well fluff up.

Then I started the wool/mohair:

I have spun up the other half and will be plying today sometime. The first bobbin was split into four strips, the second bobbin into six. Had I been thinking more clearly, I would have tried to make it eight, but the idea is the same.

These are rather sample sized skeins. I have just let the time get too short to do more. The Fair requires 60 yards minimum and they will all be at least that much. Here's hoping the judges do not penalize me for being closer to the minimum than other competitors! Of course, the laceweight will be more like 300 yards.

Tonight, I ply. Tomorrow back to BFL laceweight, second bobbin. The first was split into many small strips, the second is half the width of the top predrafted without further splitting.

Knitting wise, after four attempts, I am finally past the heel on the Fixation socks. I cannot believe how long a pair of anklets on size 3's (!!!) has taken, especially after Sock Madness speeds. I will be glad to get these on my feet and back to the Monkeys.Can you tell I'm glad to be off dial-up?
Have a lovely day!
And make them really filibuster everything. We should see nothing on the tube but Republicans talking out of their *sses about bills that they won't pass to support the troops, give children healthcare. And here's to an Impeachment Inquiry with all the trimmings and Inherent Contempt!


Blogger Heide said...

Your yarn on the wheel looks like Van Gogh's Starry Night! Beautiful.

4:55 PM  
Anonymous JessaLu said...

Your spinning is wonderful - as are your socks! :o)

7:44 AM  

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