The first bobbin of Romance is spun; hopefully I will find some time this week to work on the second. Spinning is so meditative!
The adventures of a knitting grandmother
She spins, she knits, she blogs about it all.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, Buddy has been digging up the flower beds I planted in the back yard. Seems he wanted to help Mom out, or else the soft, well manured soil was simply irresistable. Today Joe was talking to a friend of ours who has had dogs, and she suggested sprinkling the soil with chili powder. So I bought a big jar and sprinkled a tiny bit on my hand, just to see how Buddy would react. He licked every bit off my hand and sat wagging his tail as he eyed the jar. He's a good dog, but obviously a little deficient in the intellectual department. I sprinkled it in the flower beds, anyways. The patio smelled like an explosion in a chili fireworks factory. Will it stop him from digging in the beds? Apparently he tried to dig a bit in the afternoon and gave up pretty quickly. Time will tell, I suppose.
Seems like everyone in spindom has a name for their wheel. Mine has become Trudy, the Ashford Traditional. Trudy was very happy last night, and so was I. We are enjoying the start of a wonderful romance with Laura's "Romance" roving. This is what I spun last night. More spinning will occur this evening. The roving is very easy to spin, and the colors? See for yourself.
And today the postman brought me an eagerly awaited package from Sugar Bunny Boulevard. Laura's first dyed roving! Yes indeed, I am the SOMEONE who unhesitatingly snatched it up when I got my sneak preview of it. So I cheated. Did anyone say that scoring roving was fair??
Now I get to start spinning again. I just hope I can do justice to this beautiful roving.