And yes, that does mean I now have THREE books in progress. *sigh* I know, I know. I need to get at least ONE completed for you folks soon. I'm working on it, I promise.
I've been busy in other areas as well. I've been reading, and you'll see some reviews coming out of that soon here on the blog.
I even finished my Christmas shopping early, which takes much of the stress of the Christmas season - NOT one of my favorite times of the year - off my shoulders.
|Lap blanket I crocheted|
And I've continued with my weekly Fibre Craft group, where I've crocheted a lap blanket for a local nursing home resident (a stranger to me) as a Christmas present. I like the bright colors. They remind me of spring.
I also accomplished something that makes me very happy.
I've learned to spin wool on a drop spindle!
|My frist spun wool and spindle.|
One of my friends from the Fibre Craft group brought in her drop spindle one day and she made it look really easy - of course most of the group are very experienced spinners and they make it ALL look really easy - but we decided we'd have a drop spindle day the next week. I dug mine out of my stash and brought it to the meeting and before I knew it I was spinning. Not very well. Very thick and uneven, but still, I was spinning!
Taking wool and turning it into yarn. How cool is that? Okay, maybe some of you think it is dorky, but I'm telling you I think it totally rocks.
|My third spinning|
My second attempt was a little better, and my third better yet. It's still thick and thin, but getting more consistent. It's pink and white merino, and I plied it with a beautiful commercial mulberry alpaca yarn.
|4th attempt at spinning|
Now on my fourth attempt, you can see it is getting much thinner and more consistent yet. My friends tell me now I've gotten the hang of spinning thinly I won't be able to spin thick and thin anymore even when I want to.
So this is what has been up with me. Now tell me, what has been up with you? I've missed you.