Good morning and happy Saturday! I’m looking forward to playing Santa at Pet Supplies Plus today and tomorrow for Italian Greyhound Rescue’s annual fundraiser. Last weekend was a blast. We were fairly busy both days with about an even mix of dogs who were easy and not so easy about it. I was surprisingly not as sore as I expected to be afterwards. We’ll see what this weekend brings!
During my quiet time in the mornings while the rest of the house is still asleep, I have been working on this polwarth, silk, and nylon sparkle blend from Fat Cat Knits on my Kromski Polonaise. This is the second bobbin that I am almost finished spinning.
When that’s done, it’s time for plying. I like to save up a couple of different projects before doing a run of plying, so I have the Romney that I spun at home, and the Shetland that took to spin at the fall fiber festivals I went to. I have a lot more of that Romney to spin and I have been working on getting it carded so it can be my winter spinning project. I will ply what I have done so far, and let that help me to decide if I want the rest of it to be the same or not.
Now that my rigid heddle loom is accessible, I’m planning a project using a hemp/cotton yarn in these four colors, which match the crayons I drew in our color challenge at the Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat. I am also thinking about doing a card woven band using the same four colors, either as an element on the rigid heddle project, or a project by itself. Maybe both. Stay tuned for more about these as I will be warping the rigid heddle loom one night this week.
That’s it for now. I’m off to spin for a few more minutes before it’s time to play Santa again. What winter projects are you lining up for yourself?