Last Monday was my *cough*st birthday so R and I took a trip up to Maine to visit friends and do some touring along the touristy spots – here are a few photos from our trip:
As you can see, I overdose on lobster rolls. It’s a good thing we only do it once a year! ;o) My favorite? The one I get on the first night. Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster makes a wicked good lobstah roll!
…the spinning so far. As per usual, I’m spinning my Spunky Club fiber for TdF to attempt to whittle away at the 8ish POUNDS that are now stuffed into the Bin of
I think I’ve managed to spin twice as much this year as I spun last year. Which isn’t much since last year I managed to spin 4oz. ;o)
First up, ‘David’s Gift’ on SW Corriedale:
Spun on the CPW and plied on the Matchless from a center-pull ball. I ended up with 284 yards of fingering-ish weight. I seriously love this colorway!
Second we have ‘Eye of the Peacock’ on Cotswold Sheepswool Sliver:
Also spun on the CPW and plied on the Matchless frmo a center-pull ball. This ended up being 177 yards of thick/thin 2-ply that varies in weight. This is SO pretty, it’s possibly going to be a hat someday but currently it’s just going to be pretty.
That’s it so far! I’m not sure what else I’ll be able to get done before the end of the Tour because now I’m prepping for vending at Fiber Revival on August 10!
See you soon! Spin Happy!
Wow I can’t believe I haven’t posted on the blog since February! I’ve been crazy busy with the shop – for which I am eternally grateful since that’s how I make my living these days – so everything other than shop updates and sewing has suffered lately. I’ll try to post a little more often than once every fourth months, though!
I hope you and yours are having a wonderful Fourth of July weekend! We did our annual fireworks show for our little town last night, here is some video of the finale:
I hope to be back soon with some pictures of Tour de Fleece spinning!
…last weekend (yes it took me a week to recover lol) and also fun and exhausting all rolled up together! I had lots of fun helping Amy and hanging out with friends all weekend – but I was so busy, the camera never came out of the bag! I did manage a few photos while I was there and I think they sum up the weekend very well:
Wine, spinning and men in kilts. What more could you want? ;o)
Yes, I have another finished object to share with you! This one I finished right before Rhinebeck so some people have seen it in person.
I love this knit. I mean Love.
I wear it almost all the time – it’s been super cold here in the Northeast and the wood stove isn’t doing a very good job keeping up with our 200 year old windows (my old farmhouse still has the original handmade glass in the living room) so lately when I’m on the couch, I’m wearing this.
It keeps my neck and shoulders cozy warm.
It helps that the yarn was dyed by two good friends – and that it has cashmere in it ;o)
Pattern: Color Affection by Veera Välimäki
Needle: Knit Picks interchangeables – but I don’t remember the size! I want to say 6?
Time to Knit: 4 months!