I was going to show you a different finished handspun yarn today, but I realized the photos of it are on my laptop, and that is in repair right now. So my son hooked up the desktop again, and I've now some new photos here too.
Anyway, this is as the title says, FatCatKnits Mixed Blessings Fiber Club, Spring/Summer 2nd installment. It's superwash Merino fiber.
This yarn was made from this fiber:
I like the lighter finished yarn better. I'm still having a hard time spinning sw merino, or merino evenly. It's a little thick/thin. The lighter skein is 176yds, and the darker is 177yds. It's 2-ply. Together it's from 10oz of fiber. Don't know yet what I'll make with it. These two skeins took forever to dry. Maybe also because it was so humid around here, didn't help either.
The singles were really strong, because while I was plying the darker colorway, Denny bumped into me and the lazy kate, while being chased by Happy. He grabbed a strand and ran with it. I could get it out of his mouth without it breaking off. It was a little wet though. He did grab a predarfted roll of this fiber as well, when I was spinning it, but after I got it back from him, I used every torn, and wet bit of it.
What he learned from this? That it's not a good idea to grab fiber at any time, because there's going to be a monster after him, foaming at the mouth, screaming like a banshee, and blowing smoke too (yes, that's me). Nothing makes me go crazy like that, than stealing fiber or yarn!
The landscape guys are DONE! Now I'm waiting for the pool guys to open the pool before I'll take picture to show you the before and after.
I'm really annoyed by all this moving my things around. I can't find a thing! I'm looking for my newest sock book and can't find it. I must have shipped it off to storage with the last box, can't think were it should be otherwise. Darn it!
I've finished up the Daernerys shawl, it's blocking and drying right now. I've been feeling like knitting socks, so I cast on for some. Didn't work out, ripped back, and cast on for another pair. Same thing, didn't make it far past the cuff. So then I changed pattern again and now I'm knitting socks, but not the ones I wanted to knit. So annoying!
And since you liked the last sleeping picture of the pups, here are some more:
While I love them when they are sleeping, they do make me laugh too. Yesterday they chased each other through the house, while I was in the kitchen, when I heard a train coming - Denny ( imagine the sound of an oncoming steam train) -barreling around the corner from the hall. He ran behind my chair and hid, looking in the direction of the hall for Happy to come after him, who took his sweet time. It's hard to describe but it was so human, how they played.
Denny also figured out how to open the plastic container where we keep the dog food. It's got a snap closure, and now that I've turned the container around, he just drags it out, turns it around so he can get to the closure and open it. What that means for him is, that now he's got to be in the crate whenever I can't watch him for sure. Just penning him in the kitchen just doesn't do it anymore. Happy just stands by and watches. He's not so obsessed with food anymore (was was like that when he was younger). That brings me to something else food related. How do you know you've got a puppy on your hands? As long as they like bananas, they are young greedy pups who will eat anything. At least that's what all our dogs did. Happy turns up his nose when I offer him a banana, and Denny swallows it in one gulp. I'm also thinking twice next time I want to share raw Kohlrabi with them! They love it, but the gas they produce after eating it is deadly!
close up of this:
Well off we go into a hot and humid weekend! Have a great one!