A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

July 25, 2006

The Fleece Has Been Toured

Le Tour de Fleece is over. In order to make my goal of 30 hours of spinning I brought my Lendrum up to my bedroom on Sunday to spin near the air conditioner. I finished spinning the cormo/silk but still need to ply it. I put the silk aside because I didn't want to coat my bedroom in hot pink cobwebs. I pulled out Dazzle the llama, purchased last year at Oregon Flock and Fiber. Since all my spinning has been coming out too fat lately I went super-thin with the llama. I have 14 ounces (I think) so I'll be slowly spinning myself a big pile of lace-weight llama.

To entertain myself while spinning I put the first season of Pee-Wee's Playhouse which Wes checked out from the library. The kids vowed they had no interest in seeing it. But as I watched and screamed (for the secret word of the day) and laughed, they drifted over to see for themselves. I really had them hooked by the first Penny segment because they recognized the Aardman-style animation.

The weather has cooled--praise be! Tonight is Stitch 'n Pitch. I'll try to remember to bring my camera and actually take some pictures.