I'd like to say I sat in my chair and spun alpaca and silk roving all day, but it would be a lie. I spent a lot of time shopping today too. And talking to friends. And walking out for sandwiches. And taking pictures. And talking some more. And shopping some more. At the end of the day a few of us had wine and cheese in our condo before heading out to dinner at The Back Porch. I love Florida for Gulf seafood!!! A little sauvignon blanc and some blackened grouper followed by key lime pie... I don't have words. I also don't have any more room in my tummy.
What spinning I did was all alpaca/silk "thread". I finished the first half of the roving (it's only 4 oz.) and am now making good progress on another 1/8 of it. The shopping was much more exciting! I bought natural green cotton. The green is a very subtle sage that gets darker when you boil it. I'm going to knit another cardigan out of it--though don't be fooled by the phrasing "another cardigan". What I mean is I'm going to start another cardigan--the third one this month--that I hope to finish soon. Two of them are cotton or cotton blend, and the other one is merino wool/yak/silk. I foresee a lot of knitting in my future--and I'm even making up the pattern for the cardigan kind of as I go. I based it on an existing cardigan pattern, and the hard parts--top, arms, upper body shaping--are all provided by the pattern, and then I am just adding some swig and flourish at the bottom. Anyway, all I can say about the shopping is, it's a good thing I drove! I have no idea what I'm going to do for my Master Spinner class in Wisconsin next month as I'm flying. Maybe I'll pack my suitcase inside an empty suitcase for the trip out so I'll have tow to fill for the way home. Fiber ahoy!
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