I do have this finished yarn to show you: "Fresh" pencil roving purchased at Dyed in the wool handmade fiber: colorway "Fresh", pencil roving, merino/sea cell blend, 8oz
yarn: 4-ply, 12 WPI, 2 skeins, one is 296yds, the other is 90yds. My first 4-ply yarn, and it's fun! This is a very rounded yarn, and it looks like I have to do 4-plies to get a thicker yarn around here.
It should not have happened, but it did. I had singles left over on one bobbin, so I navajo plied the rest and got 48yds. I like the 4-ply much better.
This was my last of three different colorways of pencil roving I bought from Maggie.
Pencil roving is a little bit boring to spin, too ready made, but sometimes it's just what you want, just to sit down and start spinning, without a lot of preparation. This roving had to be split in half, and it comes apart pretty easy. Nevertheless, I'm somewhat impatient with certain things, and after the first try, which entangled me from head to toes, because I'd started to part it from both ends, my son saved me, and proofed to be perfect for this job. I don't know where he gets the patience to do something like that. I was ready to shred it all. He wound everything in tidy balls, so I just had to sit down and spin. Nice service! ;o)
I know, don't say it, there's orange in it! I really just needed some easy spinning to relax. But I promise, both of next couple of colorways will not be in any kind of orange shade!!!
I really don't want to bore you with bunny stories, but last night we all got very distressed. At around two o'clock in the morning, there was a bunny being killed by a cat. This darn thing didn't do a good job of it, and the whole neighbourhood had to listen to the poor bunny's cries. It happened right outside my bedroom window in the front yard. The dogs barked like mad, and eventually started to howl. I had to leave my bedroom to go somewhere else because I could not listen to it any longer. I'm sorry but something like that gets to me. I know it has to happen, but if so, please be quick about it!
I returned to my bed, after the dogs where silent for quite some time. I also sent my son to listen, if it was over. Ah, it's just horrible!
The good news was, as we went outside in the morning (this time it was the back yard), I saw a bunny hurrying from the pool house under our winter garden. So there are still some around.
The next picture is for Michelle: This is one grocery bag full of Sam hair. This came out after his bubble bath with the first brush through. I did it two more times, with the same result, and yes, he's still got enough left, in fact it's time for him to be brushed again. He doesn't like it very much.