June 29, 2013
Good morning, and happy Saturday! Have you had enough rain yet? I know I have. By this point in the summer I’m usually adding water to my pool and worrying about my lawn turning brown and crunchy. Instead, I have been draining water from the pool and adding extra chlorine, and mowing quite regularly. The extra outside work has been keeping me busy, and keeping me from getting much knitting and spinning done.
I started spinning the Rideau Arcott on my Bliss, but I didn’t get very far at all. This is just the first color in the roving. The roving is very well carded and quite springy. Once the colored roving is done, I will spin four ounces of the same fiber in black to ply it with. It should make for an investing effect and texture when it finally gets knitted up.
I have also started spinning the remainder of the red and black Rambouillet so that I can move on to the next big spinning project. The fiber I have in mind is two different preparations for Jacob wool that I have a combined total of about 2.5 pounds of in my stash. In fact, it might actually be closer to 3 pounds.
Two pounds of it is a commercial preparation that I’ve already done some sampling on, and the rest is a well carded roving that I picked up in September at the Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival. I’m embarrassed to say that I forgot the name of the farm that it came from. I took a picture of the booth, but I’m having trouble locating that too.
I am looking forward to making some space in my spinning stash by getting these larger amounts of fiber spun up. Summer just got started but the fall fiber shows will soon be here and I have no doubt that my stash will get replenished, and then some. It might be time to reorganize and see if I can get some extra room.
Saturday morning spinning at the Crossings last week was fun, despite the issue regarding the gazebo. As much as I would love to go back to the park for spinning this week, I may have to stay home and get caught up on some other housework before I head out for the second session of my gloves class at Trumpet Hill this afternoon. I have friends coming for dinner later, and food to prepare which I will hopefully put on the grill if the weather cooperates and stays dry.
From what I’ve been told though, some spinners may return to the Crossings this morning, so if you’re feeling up to it, stop by the park and say hi, or maybe even bring your spinning with you and join them.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!