Happy Canada Day to all Canadians!
I've spun this fiber recently, and what a joy it was.
There was a smudge on the lens, which I saw only later, so that's the blurry thing in the middle of the photo. This is fiber from Kimber Baldwin Designs, colorway Damson, 80% merino/20% silk. I love gradiating colorways.
I didn't go for totally thin this time, I wanted to get about 170yds from 4oz, but overshot it, and got 208yds. To much for the project I had in mind, and I really wanted to use all of it in one go.
It's chain plied. I think the colors are prettier in person, from golden to royal blue, and purplish in between.
While I was spinning the pups are never far away, busy watching their eyelids from the inside.
Sometimes they change position, which is very exhausting.
And Happy tried for the Pretzel position, not quite, buddy, keep trying.
Well, this is a long weekend for many. I'm very excited about Tour de Fleece, which starts tomorrow. I haven't spun anything in over a week, and am itching to dig into my box of fiber. I'm hoping to finish knitting my test knit today, and block it over the weekend. I can't wait to see it unfolded, since it's just a big plop right now.
edited to add: I forgot to mention that you can see an old photo of Happy in this newsletter by Holly Ault for the Lanark Animal Shelter. Was he ever that small?
Wish you all a wonderful weekend!