Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Springtime Fiber Fun

Thanks to Mother Nature for not letting it be too hot for me to be outside, I have managed to spend some happy time in my swing with my knitting.  I haven't finished any of my projects, but, progress is being made.  The current travel project, Fuzzy Feet Slippers, are knitted and just waiting to get felted. I need to pick up another WIP to be a travel project now. Evenstar is still at almost the same spot it has been lately.  It takes a while to a round on it now.

We had our annual swap at my Knitting guild last Thursday evening.  It was a terrific time with everyone going home with some new to them yarns and goodies.  I did win the grand prize gift certificate to WEBS which will be used when I go on our bus trip in July.  :)

The wheels have been very busy.  I am participating in a group on Ravelry called "Spin Your Stash".  Well, my mind had a blip and for some reason I thought we were finishing up this round on the first day of Summer.  Duh!  It's from the Spring Solstice to the Autumn Solstice in September.  My personal goal is to spin 3 pounds from the start to the finish.  Not including this week's spinning, my current total is 34 ounces.  I thought I had to have a marathon spinning session to make my goal.  Now, I think I will change my goal to 4 pounds.  :) There's nothing like a little challenge to keep you motivated.

Last Saturday was the Scottish Festival and I was part of my spinners guild demo in the morning.  Then, the guild had it's actual meeting in the afternoon where I managed to finish the singles from pink batt on "Esme Sonata".  Now, I just need to  2 ply that.

"Millie Minstrel" has been very busy with some Copperpot Woolies batts. I'm alternating bobbins between three similar colorways.  I was going to ply a single of 2 colors together.  I'm not sure now. The plying decision will be made later.  Right now, I'm taking a break from the batts and spinning a bit of wool that was dyed with Kool Ade.  It will be getting Navajo plied tonight.

Sunday was suppose to be Happy Hands monthly gathering, but it to be cancelled because the building where we meet was being painted . The weather was iffy with a possibility of rain, so spinning outside was not a good option either.  I did manage to meet up with some spin pals and spend a bit of time with them anyway.

Pooh and Hanna were way over-due for their vet visit.  We took them in last week and both passed with flying colors.  Hanna does have to have a couple of teeth out and a cleaning again.  She's in good shape for almost 14 years old. It's so funny to watch Pooh become so docile for the vet.  It's like an entire different animal.  lol  They both got their rabies shots so don't need that again for 3 years.  :)

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