Thursday, May 1, 2014

Not much going on this week...

I had to take a road trip 2,000 miles south to help the Husbeast move back home. While I was waiting to change planes, he was informed that he's staying put for another 3 weeks. LeSigh....  So we packed everything except what he'd need for that 3 weeks and drove it home. HOWEVER, since he has to return to that job site, we have to drive another 2,000 miles back and I'll fly home next week. Needless to say, this has put a serious crimp in my plans!

I did manage to get enough singles yarn spun to make up five kits of my new crocheted reversible Tracery Hat. Three kits are available at Darn Yarn Needles and Thread in Harmony, PA; they're the original blue purple color (Amethyst), Aquamarine and Garnet colors.


Aquamarine and Garnet are also available in my Etsy shop for $34, which includes the handspun yarn and pattern. You will still need to purchase about 125 yards of a matching worsted wool to complete the hat--I didn't feel that I should impose my color choices on buyers, and choosing colors is the best part of making something, isn't it?
I also took several days to finish up the second of two entries for Waynesburg Sheep and Wool Festival. They will be going in the mail to the festival next week. I'm also judging the contest, but the wise coordinator (Hi, Judith!) has devised a system whereby everything is judged anonymously. They do such a wonderful job of organizing this festival, and the lamb sandwiches are to die for.
So, having returned 2 days ago, I had lots of stuff to catch up on and finally had time last night and this morning to finish up some Merino/camel down/silk combed top from Blue Moon Fiberarts. This stuff is a dream to spin and I may have to order more in another colorway. I'm still trying to decide if I want to use this yarn for myself or if I will put it in the shop for sale. It's not my colors, but it's SO luscious.

Singles ready to be plied
Yarn plied last week before my travels

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