So, it's been almost 2 weeks since I posted any real knitting or spinning content on here. There's been some major spinning going on. This Tour De Fleece thing is fun, but I'm getting ready for it to be over! Not sure, I may stage a flat tire tomorrow, and call it quits for this rider. I'll see how I feel in the morning.
In the last post, I told of my attempts to separate a braid and divide the colors. I hand-carded the fibers to blend the color, and spun those tufts of fiber. I am happy with the results.
525 yards (full braid of this color)
While I am still working on the Mystery Mitten KAL, with somewhat shaky results....
These, on the other hand, turned out much more to my liking.
I especially like the thumbs. This is a great pattern, one that I have knit several times. It's also FREE! To be found on Knitty. These were knit out of this handspun and an undyed fiber.
Well, I think that gets things caught back up. We had BG for an overnighter this weekend, and then drove him half way to Chicago to meet his parents. They returned to Chicago to finish out a family vacation with him on board. He loves Chicago! He's especially fond of "The Bean". :) It's amazing how all of a sudden, he is such a grown up boy, and not a preschooler anymore. I can only imagine what kindergarten and a baby sister will do for his maturity level. He's a good kid!
Currently, one of his favorite toys to play with at my house is a set of inexpensive Army Men. So, we thought he might enjoy a trip to the local Camp Dodge Gold Star Museum. He totally enjoyed himself!
Lots of vehicles to climb on, and
And lots of imaginary missions to accomplish!
Oh - and the garden. It's going insane! We've been giving summer squash and zuchinni away by the bagful! To community centers, congregate meal centers, and food banks. It's nice to have found outlets for the overflow of produce. He planted no more than usual, it's just been the weather and adequate moisture. Hopefully we'll have a good crop of tomatoes also.
And speaking of good crops:
This time our neighbor gave us a big bag of blueberries from his garden! The same gent that shared his cherries. (It tasted better than it looks)
Enjoy your days.....doing whatever makes you happy. k