Friday, July 04, 2008
So yesterday I got my Funky Carolina fiber club. It's the one for may, cuz she's a bit backed up. It's falkland wool, and the color is called Fresh. They are really not my colors, but at the same time, I bet I'll like it when it's spun.
I also got some other things with it. She'd forgotten something in a previous order, which then went missing, so I told her what sorts of things I liked and she picked out some fiber for me.
There are two sparkly batts, which I love. One is superwash merino and sparklies, and one is merino, silk, soysilk, and sparklies. I think the one with the silk in it is this green one. There are shots of white shiny stuff in it. I'm too lazy to weigh them since the silk one is bigger, but I think I'm right. They are both around 2 ounces.
Then there is also 2 ounces of tussah silk. REALLY soft and shiny, a bit fuzzy, but I expected as much. It will be interesting to see how it spins!
Here's what I've been spinning. I finished bobbin one of my 3 ply sock yarn, and wanted to practice spinning a lace single. So that's what this is. It's the leftover 2 ounces or so of merino tencel from FatCatKnits in seaweed. I love it so far. I think this was a good choice for a single, the tencel makes it super strong!
I finished nanner sock number one. I shortened the cuff a lot. I think since it's summer they are better that way. Plus I want to get the hat and socks done asap so I can send them. If things go well, I'll make her another pair for winter. I still don't know much more than before, or how long the cancer will give her.
Today Chad gave Nick a haircut...yeah...I should have done it lol. I did fix it up though, and it's presentable. He looks soooo much older! What a cutie pie though. He was so excited to take a picture of his "new hair".
Ok well that's it for now, I'm off to start the other sock and work my butt off on it!