I learned some hard lessons about the importance of over twisting my singles when plying. When you are holding fiber that either breaks or comes apart in your hand, it's a clue that something is wrong. I know you all are getting tired of hearing me go on and on about my spinning escapades lately. Hopefully it will just be pictures of usable yarn soon. I'm in the middle of plying my midnight merino fiber and hope to finish it tomorrow.
The weather here has changed so drastically over the last week. Today my sinuses couldn't take it anymore and I suffered a bad headache so I waved off the men's knit night. A little medication and nap after work and I'm feeling better.
We did make it down to Laguna Beach for the Pubknitting on Wednesday and brought our friend Stacey
It was nice to reconnect with the pub knitters who we hadn't seen in few weeks.
This week I purchased my first fleece. Mrs Twisted asked that I have it processed even though I wanted to try the cleaning process after all the reading I did on the subject. Something about the smell of dirty wet sheep I think. The fleece is from a Cormo sheep and is making it's way by truck to Moro Bay for some processing. Never thought I would be sending a fleece on a vacation to Moro Bay but it'll show up here all clean and ready so spin. The Cormo fiber was sort of hard to find and the farm I bought from is very small but it looks like it will be extra soft and worth the effort. A family run farm that raises Corriedale sheep with a handful of Cormo. It's been a real pleasure to deal with them. 18 to 19 micron fiber is what I expect to see when it arrives.
Not much progress on the sweater since Monday night where I spent a few hours going round and round.
The weekend is still up in the air, what will we do? Not sure, depends on if these lazy bones can get up early enough to make it to the beach. I suspect a few loads of laundry and some grocery shopping and we may be buying a laptop so we don't have to share. The Mrs received her Ravelry invite yesterday and she was talking about starting a blog. Yes, you heard right, the Mrs is joining the party. We were bouncing around some names for her blog and Ravelry name. More on that later.
Have a great Weekend
Life is good