It’s been quite a while since I last posted anything so I thought I’d better stop in and give a little update on the past month or so. It’s been a busy one as I’m taking a summer class that meets for 3 hours twice a week after work. There’s light at the end of the tunnel though. 2 more weeks of that, then one class in the fall and I finally have my bachelor’s degree.
In non-knitting/spinning/dyeing news, my Redwood tree is doing spectacular! I’m just a little concerned about what to do with it over the winter, I gotta do some reading up.
I bought this little guy back in the spring at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Flower Show. If you’ve never been, it’s definitely worth checking out. I try to get there every year, there’s always a lot of great stuff to see and buy!
Ok, back to the fiber stuff. The Tour de Fleece is over and I only managed to finish one measly skein of yarn, pretty pathetic. I really should have learned by now not to sign on for these things as I know I’m just setting myself up for failure and disappointment. But I am pretty proud of that one skein I did actually finish. I spun up the “Illuminated” Wensleydale I had grabbed from Hello Yarn. Spun up laceweight, Navajo plied, 4 oz became about 440 yards. I was pretty psyched about the yardage.
I think this is definitely destined to become a pair of mittens! or two!
Lastly, I got a bunch of dyeing done this past weekend, most of which I am in total LOVE with! Especially that center one…”Carnivale” in 100% Romney combed top. I really fought with myself about keeping some for myself. Before the fight was over though, both bunches I had dyed were bought right out from under me. Oh well, guess I better get more dyed up!