I love my backyard in the summer. I’m ready for another thaw. My summer mint is but a memory. Some pink and green for Marco Monday.
Gator seems to be recovering. After yet another exam our vet said we could stop the second (NSAIDs) medication. Most symptoms are better. A few are lingering. We keep up with the antibiotics and making sure she is eating and drinking.
I have managed to get my yarn down in diametre size while spinning with a wheel. I can’t spin with the spindle nearly as nicely, I do a park and draft. I have been reading the book Respect The Spindle by Abby Franquemont (you can check out Abby’s blog at http://abbysyarns.com/). She suggests changing hands that you spin with. And when I did I figured out how to get my yarn skinnier. I’m better with one hand than the other. Something else to practice!
This is yarn I made before the purple yarn with beads. I’m behind on pictures. I dyed the fibre from class with koolaid.
But when I carded things up I kinda blended a bit too much.
I made a three ply yarn (top ball) of soy, wool, and the kool aid wool.
No flash pic. I’m tempted to try to take a few more tomorrow…
I’m planning on using the yarn with this frame loom that I bought from the local weaver’s & spinners guild auction.
This is the rest of the booty I came home with. Including GOLD thread!