Monday, September 22, 2014

Holy Cow, it's the FIRST DAY OF FALL!!!

 So, what have I been doing all summer?, you ask...

Well, I've done a  little bit of spinning - this is some roving that I spun up for gifts for co-workers.  I call it my Seahawks yarn. I will use it to make them a cowl or a neck scarf.  If you click on the pictures, they should "biggify" a little bit & you can see the little bits of blue and green mohair that I plied into the yarn. 

And I spun up some of Elliott's wool to take to the NW Washington Fair.  Look!  I got a blue ribbon!  

I truly thought I'd get the blue on my Seahawks yarn and not on the white, but she didn't like how I had plied it.  Judges - they are so picky...

She also counted me down on how I tied the skein, even though I had used yarn from the skein to tie it.  I guess I'll suggest that we have a "skein tieing for the fair" class next year at our spinner guild meeting. 
Here's a picture of both skeins of Seahawks yarn - you can see the green mohair bits in this picture a little better.  

But this is when I know I'm doing it right - this is all that was left from two bobbins of singles after I plied up the second skein  - just about a foot or so.  I'd say "I rock"  

This was taken in our front yard only a week ago - the Katsura and the birches are really starting to turn now - I'd say they are as surprised as I was to have summer end. 

Well, that's all for now -  We'll be back soon! (and a lot sooner than the last time...)