I’ve been moping around this week worrying about and missing Andrew. But sometimes there are things that just make me feel a little bit better…
This is sock yarn from Black Bunny Fibers in the Zinnias colorway. This makes me happy just looking at it. Carol hand-dyes the yarn, and its really beautiful in person. There is also a Hopalong for this yarn – I haven’t joined yet, but I’m thinking about it. I usually check her shop every couple of weeks….I just looked and it looks like she was wiped out! There is only one skein of yarn left…hmmm…maybe I shouldn’t post this as I sort of like the yarn, and don’t want competition for it!
I also got roving from Spunky Eclectic – I bought two different ones, but I’ll show them another time. Its getting dark here and I just can’t get a good picture. When I was on the site, I noticed a fiber of the month offering…so of course I signed up. I also got my August roving with the order….its beautiful.
This picture doesn’t do it justice (and that’s why I didn’t take the others). Its beautiful shades of blue and green. I couldn’t wait to spin the roving I got, but my Lendrum is busy with plying up the merino blend…so I started this on the Kromski.
I can’t believe what a difference a wheel makes – I had a much harder time on the Kromski. I haven’t spun on it in months, and just couldn’t control it. Its a double drive wheel; I think after spinning on it, and comparing it to the Lendrum, I’m going to convert it to Scotch tension. I think that will make it easier to control and give me better results.
We’ve heard from Andrew, and I think he’s starting to settle in. He had his first day of classes today, so I hope it went well. I still am a little mopey, but its starting to feel less strange in the house.
I currently have a pair of socks, and a shawl on the needles….but I was getting pretty bored, so I started something new. Its a lace scarf, and I’ll post pictures next time. And hopefully I’ll be done the shawl soon, so I can start a new “big” project.