You may recall that last Friday, Blogless Sharon and I went for our second and final spinning lesson. Cathy of Dream Acres Studios is definitely a treat. She’s friendly and knowledgeable and managed to help me improve my spinning in very short order.
Seeing Sharon take to spinning like a duck to water has been a real treat. We both fell in love with spinning at the same time, and half the joy of spinning has been learning with my buddy.
My first plied yarn. Not bad at all. This is the fleece that we carded and spun and then plied. I love it!
My first plied yarn after it’s Kool Aid bath. Sigh. I’m glad to have learned the technique of dyeing with Kool Aid, it’s quick and easy and you don’t need any special stuff. But the colors? They’re pretty limited and I’m just not sure this is a color I would have chosen. Day-Glo pink is not a part of this librarian’s wardrobe. Know what I mean?
Finished mittens for Sandy. I knit these up with bulky yarn that I had in the stash. Took about 4 hours. Total. I love me the quick knitting project! And, see, Sandy? I wasn’t just claiming to have mittens, I actually have mittens. Oh, and Liz, did you notice? Only one measly piece of wood next to the woodstove. The man has changed his ways. Which makes Mason happy – more room for him on the hearth.
The final treat of the week. The treat of all treats. A package from my Secret Pal arrived! Not only did I get awesome yarn but also yummy Jolly Ranchers and the coolest key chain ever. Thanks, Secret Pal! Once again, you have sent me wonderful things. Woo Hoo.
Next week we return to your regularly scheduling knit blogging.