Yesterda was such a mild day, that the last of the snow on our deck melted away, and I was able to sweep the dirt away. I've also done something I've never done before. I've used the vacuum cleaner to get it really clean. There was a bag full of dog hair stuck to the boards. After that I placed the chairs, and ate my lunch outside. There was a little cool breeze, but I didn't care. I also found out, well I knew it already, but not to what extend, that Denny hates birds. He barked at every single one, which flew by. He also watches airplanes as long as he can see them.
Which brings me to todays handspun yarn. There is a spin-along going on amongst FatCatKnits members on Ginny's Ravelry group. For the month of March the colorway was "Sweet Tortie". Just when I was plying my yarn, I realized, that it's got the colors of Denny's coat.
There are all colors of brown, to black, and grey, except my yarn has no white in it, and Denny has that too. I should have gotten superwash Merino wool, then I would have had white as well.
Anyway, I've chosen BFL fiber. This spin-along is great, the colorway was voted on, and you can get it on any fiber you want. It's very interesting to see how different the yarns turn out, depending on the fiber, and the way it's spun.
So, this is BFL, 3.9oz, 380yds, navajo plied. I tried to spin the singles as thin as possible, to get maximum yarn out of it. I don't think I could have comfortable spun it any thinner. It turned out Sport weight yarn. I'm thinking socks.
I'm not sure I'm going to participate in next month spin-along. It will depend on the colorway. Maybe it's one I already have. I really want to spin down my fiber stash. Anyway it was a lot of fun. Some people are still working on their Sweet Tortie, and I can't wait to see their yarn.
PS Maggie caught her first fly yesterday, and promptly, after swallowing it, vomited it up again. Must have buzzed around in her stomach. ;o)