I’ve been otherwise keeping myself busy. In order to spin Rose’s fleece I first had to take some yarn off the spindles. While the colors are lovely this was the most horrid stuff to work with. It constantly snagged the hooks going onto the bobbin as if all the little fibers were linking arms and chanting “Heck no, we won’t go” while dragging their feet and clinging to anything they could grab. It resulted in a yarn that was cobweb thin in some parts and the size of my thumb in others.
I wasn’t about to let it win though. I knitted it up, threw it in the wash and made a felted notions bag out of it. Take that you, you yucky yarn you. Mwah ha! I even put a zipper in it. (I’ll pause here for a second while you’re sufficiently impressed about the zipper because you should be impressed.)
I bought the zipper during my adventure to town the other day. I made sure to stock up on all the necessities while I was out, too. You know, like this…
I just wanted to make sure I was fully prepared for the next storm.
Then when I got home I started carding and spinning and carding and spinning and eventually ended up with over 1200 yards of what I am calling Rustic Rose. I have a big project planned for all this but before I start I need to finish a few other things.
Like this alpaca/merino neck warmer.
And this pair of socks.
Shouldn’t take too long to finish those up. I glanced at the calendar this morning and realized within the next week we have 2 doctor, 1 orthodontist, 1 dentist and 2 eye appointments. Whoever is in charge of schedule around here should be shot.
Er, wait…I think that’s me.