It's still so special to me, to be in Hello Yarn Fiber Club, that I'm kind of a hoarder of the club fiber. But once in a while, I get something, I have to spin right away. Heirloom was such a colorway. I think it's my favorite colorway from this last six month of fiber clubs. When I unpacked it, I said -WOW- out loud. Then I saw that it was Wensleydale fiber, which made me think "too bad", but the nice colors made me get over it quickly.
Wensleydale has a wonderful sheen to it, and it's crimpy, and hairy, but it makes the most wonderful singles spun yarns! I have not made many single spun yarns so far, but this was crying out to be such a yarn.
I plucked the fiber into pieces, arranged them into gradiating color sequence, and started to spin. What FUN that was!
Heirloom is 4oz, 526yds of singles Wensleydale yarn. I'm going to put it in my shop if somebody would be interested. I thought it would make a lovely shawlette.
The shop is now open for viewing what's on offer so far, but I'll launch it on Saturday to open it up for buyers. The prizes are in Canadian $$$. I still have to figure out how the real shipping costs will work out. I'll refund if actual shipping costs are lower (if it's more than 1 $).
Meanwhile, it's never good for me to bring home books to read, because once I start reading, I can't stop, and nothing else gets done!
I spilled some tea on my sock in progress, but I reacted fast, and tea didn't get a chance to soak in! I think I'm cursed with my tea drinking. Either Denny finds my half empty mug, and sticks his greedy tongue in it, or I spill it myself. Anyway, I better get back to my sock. It's coming along nicely, but slip stitch patterns are a bit slow.
The renos? I wish they were done. Right now they are getting ready (with a stabler) to prepare the dining room floor to put the wooden floor in (nail gun later). It's right above my head, when I sit at my computer. They worked hard all week, but there is still so much to do. Sigh. A good thing about the renos taking longer then expected is, that I'm getting really good working the BBQ! Plus, there's hundreds of ways to make couscous salads. Who needs a real kitchen, when you have an electric water kettle?!