Short Track Medal

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Because it's June, June, June June!

Ah, June. Father's Day, weddings, graduations, last day of school, beaches requiring beach passes, coughing up money for summer camp, trees filled with leaves, the Belmont Stakes, the OFFICIAL start to summer, D-Day and the longest day of the year for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. It's also...Blueberry season!

(Comon, you must like this segue, I mean, it is so good, they could've used it on the news! Ernie Anastos would be proud of me.)
Blueberries in the garden and blueberries on the wheel. I was telling you about that deliciously scrumptious blueberry merino/tencel blend that I got at MDS&W and here it is, spun into singles. It's so blueberry like that you can nearly smell the freshness.

(Note: No, I don't have a Woolee Winder. I'm anal about trying to balance out the yarn lately and try to get it on the bobbin all nice and pretty manually.)

Go ahead, breathe it in. My singles are really nice and even but I think that bobbin #1 (the one on the right) was a wee bit thinner. When I ply, I'll Navajo ply and switch among the three and hopefully will produce a nicely balanced yarn....hopefully. Actually, I'm really happy with my spinning lately. This looks much better than the earlier attempts, right?

Here's a photo of my Rose Quartz fiber, also Merino/Tencel.

Isn't it pretty? The yarn it produced was nearly solid silver with little to no rose highlights and that was a bummer for me. I bought a full pound of this stuff. I haven't washed it yet so the twist isn't set and it looks a little sloppy. It'll be fine.
I was thinking of knitting a tank top out of it. I have plenty of time because before I do that, have to lose weight, of course. I mean, I wouldn't want to run out of yarn......
As for knitting, I started another pair of BLACK socks, seeded ribbing pattern. It's really hard to knit with black yarn and after I finish this pair, it'll be something light or multi colored. Maybe a nice dense pair out of some STR or other handpainted yarn I have. No photos yet.

Ok, now let me tell you about my kids. Those of you not into funny things kids say can stop reading because spinning is done.

Last night, I made pizza. Homemade dough, sauce (ok, I bought the mozzarella, that's really hard to make at home.) I made it on my new pampered chef bar pan and even put the cornmeal on the bottom. It looked beautiful and made a nice crust.

"Mmmn.. Mom, this rich cheesy pizza is really good" (he reads that off the lunch menu..)
"Actually, Mom...this is as good as the kind they give us at school".

I guess I'll have to try a little harder next time. That goes for spinning and pizza.

1 comment:

LICraftgal said...

Love the blue singles, they look great!!! As far as the pizza compliment, that actually is a good compliment. I know I loved the pizza in school when I was a kid. I wished my mom could make pizza like that!