I MISS knitting! I tried knitting on my test knit last night, but boy did my hands hurt. I've only got a few very long rows to go there, so I might do that on the day's of rest. I'm so looking forward to both of them. I think day 9 and 15 are there to rest, but I have to check that again. (checking) O.K. so July 11, and July 18 there will be NO spinning for me. I don't know how the cyclists motivate themselves to get back on that tiny saddle every day!
This morning, I had to spin the third bobbin of Toadstool. I just couldn't do it last night. Around noon I plied, and for the rest of the afternoon the yarn was drying. It still was a little damp in some spots when I took the photos, but I didn't want to lose the sunlight.
I seem to have gotten used to spinning merino, because this turned out a little thinner than the first one.
The left one was the first finished skein, the right one I finished today.
After this was off my wheel, I grabbed the second half of Henry, and started spinning. I had to stop after about an ounce, and I think I'll give it a rest for today. I don't think I'll have a finished yarn tomorrow, since I'm going to spin it thin again, to match (hopefully) the first skein, and chain ply it. Since I want the yarn to have wide stripes I only broke the fiber into thirds. That's why I was pre-drafting it, for easier spinning.
This is the one and only photo of Maggie in the pool. She still does not go in there on her own, so we help her in, once a day. This time I took the camera with me, to try and get a picture of her. We let her in at the deep end. She's still splashing big, but she's fast. I got off this shot, the second shot was already blurry, and the third shot was of my foot, because she was out of the pool by then. Stupid slow camera. ;o) Twice I thought she's going for the edge to hold on to, but she thought better of it, and kept going to finally climb out at the stairs. Now I'm not worried anymore, if she accidentally falls in.
And I'll end for today with this hilarious shot. Denny and Maggie were trying to get the rubber bone away from Happy, but he's good in evading (it's his most favorite toy). It's like a dance with them.