Monday, September 22, 2014
Holy Cow, it's the FIRST DAY OF FALL!!!
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.
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...)