Well FINALLY…

…they’re blooming.

They're blooming!!

Just in time for the big-ass thunderstorm that hit us last night.  I now have one bloom down…fan-freakin-tastic.  I swear, my peonies bloom every year just in time for either a huge thunderstorm or a hailstorm.  *sigh*  Tell me again why I do this?

In spinning news, here is the ‘Toronto’ (I think? I can’t find the tag!  grrr) Merino/Bamboo that I purchased in Cummington from Spunky Eclectic (I didn’t show you this one in my earlier post, I was holding out):

Spunky Eclectic Merino/Bamboo in 'Toronto'

I forgot to stick a penny in there to show you the single width, this likes to spin up very fine.  In fact, it’s really hard to keep it from spinning up into frog hair.  I’m going for a two-ply laceweight, odds are good I’ll ply from a center pull ball using my Will Taylor kate – the upright posts keep the ball from collapsing on itself.

Also, here is the ‘Enchanted’ superwash Merino also purchased at Cummington this year from the Wool Peddler:

Enchanted Singles

I’m going for a two-ply fingering or sport-weight with this one.  I took the 4oz hank, split it in half and spun the first half with long color repeats.  Then I took the second half and split it into four lengths and am spinning that with shorter color repeats.  I’ll ply the two together and hopefully won’t get mud. (I’m pretty sure I won’t but hey, I’ve been surprised before!)  ;o))

That’s all I’m spinning at the moment – it’s pretty cool how fast a spinning project wraps up when you practice project monogamy.  Who knew?  hehe

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