Thursday, June 07, 2007

Good Golly, Miss Molly....... It is HOT! I went to the grocery store and it was 95. Yeesh. And our house IS NOT, I repeat NOT air conditioned. I got a great 'glow' going on right now. Sweat!

This is going to be a sock made out of 'Rhubarb Pie'. Handspun, sport weight, have no idea what WPI are. But, HEY, the pattern calls for sport weight, and that is what she is! I'll take that!

FYI, this is the finest yarn I have managed to spin to date. Maybe I am just not cut out for lace weight spinning. Now..... anyone who knows me, knows that saying "I can't" isn't in my vocabulary, if only that would rub off on my 3 little pumpkins.

I am known not only for my stubbornness, but for my laziness. I did NOT set the twist. We'll see if I live to regret that! It is going OK coming off the bobbin. Yes, I am impatient too! I wanted to continue playing with my new toy.

I had a fabulous time last night with all my RV/spin/knit sisters and brothers last night. I spent a small fortune in fiber from David. Thanks Dave for coming, bringing your stuff and staying to spin with us. It was fun getting to know you!

This, below, is a chevron scarf. I am knitting it with the Sleepy Hollow roving I got from Wiley. I am so wealthy in roving now, I am hardly able to decide what to spin first. Then, what to do with the yarn I have made. What a problem to have, eh? More like a blessing!

Yes, there are 2 of them. I am going to graft them together so that the chevron's go out from each other. (I have no idea if that makes any sense, but I'll show you a pix when it is done and all will be clear. Any of you praying folks out there, please pray for my great-aunt Aline. She is dying, most likely. She is 82 and her systems are failing. Thankfully, she is in good humor and not afraid. I really hope she passes quickly and not have to suffer the indignity of protracted illnesses. I have been to see her everyday since she was admitted, and it is really sad. BTW, this is one of the ladies who fed my interest in handwork. I will always cherish her for that. If I am a little absent more than usual, this is why. My spare time will be ministering to her.


jody said...

hang in there with serving your Aunt-you are storing up tresures as well as blessing her! Speaking of treasures, your yarn and scarf look really nice-I think handspun yarn is so pretty!!

Pam! said...

I can totally relate to the 'glow' ... I have an open blinds/open windows-close blinds/close windows routine that (along with the ceiling fans) serves as air conditioning. heh heh
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your great-aunt Aline. It must be very comforting for her to have you there.

KnitNana said...

Lovely stuff! Yes, we did have a good time at our meeting, didn't we?
Prayers for Aunt Aline, hugs to you...You're a good neice!
(I'm surprised you didn't show off your new bag!!!)

IndigoMuse said...

Sorry I missed Thursday and Dave's fibery goodness. But then again I hardly NEED more fiber (but I want, I want).

I love the idea of grafting the chevron. Makes total sense. And your spinning is gorgeous!

I will add your Aunt to my prayer list. I'm sure its hard letting go but remember that there's a much better place promised to her on the other side :)

You need to come visit me in the a/c for a couple of hours. Call me.