Many of you have asked how the dogs are doing - how everyone is getting along. Honestly, really and truly, it could not be better. Max is the best dog we've ever had. He is sweet, obedient, joyful, funny, and perfect. Moxie has taken to him much as we have and, as you can see in this picture…all is well. Moxie seems to enjoy the company and there has been no territorial behavior or growling. We are a happy family of four.
There must be something about spring/early summer that brings out the spinning bug. The virus spreads quickly and everywhere you look new skeins of handspun are popping up. I've enjoyed spinning more than ever because the process has finally sunk in. I feel like a real spinner.
The bombyx silk/wool blend from Chasing Rainbows was a little intimidating. But, when I saw Cheryl's very nicely spun silk singles I asked her advice on the best way to spin and finish. With her helpful suggestions I was able to do an adequate job. The wool content (50/50) made spinning a little easier than pure silk because wasn't as slippery. To finish the yarn it was soaked and the kinky nature of the singles melted away to produce a smooth, shiny, and beautiful yarn. The color is appropriately named Shellbox and this is another exciting potential shawl. Susan thought the yarn was very good, so I'm feeling quite proud of my ever growing skill. The spinning groove has proved a fun place to be. As with knitting, when a complicated project is finished, it's nice to have something simple and easy in contrast.
Amy's Party Dresses, the Spunky Club offering from December, was the perfect contrast and compliment to the silk. The roving is painted in three distinct eye-popping colors; pinky red, chartreuse green and aqua blue. Separately they are bright and bold...together they create the best party, a joyful, exciting, merry group. Each color will be spun onto a bobbin and then plied together into a springy, sproingy, happy dance, sock yarn. Maybe this will bring back the Sock Mojo!
And, for Kim...Friday Flowers! Happy Friday!!