I feel like life has slowed down for me a little bit this last week and half. E worked an extra day and I haven't had much extra time for me. When I do get some time, like e taking a nap, I don't want to do much. Just relax and not think! I have been doing a few things. Here are some label options for Knitted Wit. I'm thinking the third one in is the winner. I'll take them to knit night and get a few more opinions though.Then there's the spinning. I'm trying to get a lot done to sell handspun at the Farmer's Market. I'm also working at the Tour de Fleece. So what's on the wheel now is optimized merino. I believe that's when they take the fiber and stretch it out to make the fiber smooth. It's very nice to spin. I think I'm making lace weight just about. I don't know what it will be like when I ply it. I think it will be very nice for a shawl. We'll see if this ends up for sale or not!
This is the hanspun I've gotten done while the tour de fleece has been going on. I think at the end of all this I'll weigh what I've done to see if I've hit the 2 pound mark.Here is some of the yarn I've dyed lately. I'm waiting for the labels. I suppose I could post this in the shop. I'm a little apprehensive right now. I haven't been selling much there lately. I figure once August hits sales will pick up. I'm also trying to have stock for the Market.
Here's a blurry picture of the handspun that's finished. I forgot one skein, hence the bonus picture up top.
This is a prize I was fortunate enough to win from Deb. I donated to the Crohn's Walk she participated in. I'm so excited to spin this up. It's a Merino/Bamboo mix dyed by Capistrano Fiber Arts Studio. She dyes beautiful yarns and fiber. I have some yarn that I just found recently in a garage clean up. I want to find something special. Possibly something small for e. I don't have a ton of the yarn! Anyways, this fiber is my reward for all the spinning during Tour de Fleece. I'm thinking of having a sale for those who have participated in the Tour de Fleece. Free shipping is what I'm thinking. Yeah, that sounds fun. I figure all this emptying of stash means I need to restock. I assume other spinners will feel the same when they see their empty storage boxes!
Well, e is still napping. I think I have twenty more minutes and I want to bust through the purple merino on the wheel. I'll try to be back a little more regularly. This place makes me feel some normalcy and that I'm accomplishing more than being a milk machine!