Saturday was too hot to spend much time out doors (104), so I spent time in the house and worked on my Bitchin’ Mittens. It took awhile to come up with a fun unique idea and my little bit of hand spun helped with inspiration. After gathering other supplies I started and finished up my pair. Details later.
Saturday afternoon was spent spininng. Every spindle full is more consistant and my satisfaction with the product grows. Reading the book Spinning in the Old Way helped my understanding of the process of high whorl-spinning. P. G. Roberts speaks the language of the spindle so well and captures in words the fascination of spindling that has held me in its grasp. All the questions that came to mind while reading other publications were answered in this book. Every beginning hand spindler should rush to this book for help, answers and inspiration. Saturday I also went shopping for my Yarn Aboard Fiber Pal and ordered yarn for my YA Sock pal. It is fun to hang out in the LYS 3 Wishes as she carries mainly spinning supplies. (I may have bought another spindle for myself and ordered a Lizzy Kate.) Details later.
The Vintage Victorian sock grew nicely, but then spent time in the frog pond. Chalk it up to the arrogance of knitting without referring to the pattern as you think you know what you're doing. (Sunday morning the sock was once again waiting for the heel.) I even spent a little quality time with Jóhö has Smith had to work late Saturday night. Details later.
Sunday morning I worked on the bag for my KSKS pal. It turned out well and I even made a small bag to go inside for notions and tools. I didn't have a margarita or G&T, as it was before noon, but I did think of Lisa and her like efforts as I worked. Details later.
Smith and the boyz enjoyed a day of relaxation and quality time together and then we went to the James McMurtry concert (he WAS playing with the Heartless Bastards). Smith fell head over heels for Hot Tuna. Details later.
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BIG Happy Birthday!!