The weekend weather was delightfully perfect, with blue skies and temps in the 60s. The ski resorts are partially open and it would be nice to have more snow, but no one would really wish this weather away. Winter will have a grip soon enough. I drove to Stitch 'n Bitch on Sunday with my windows down and a cool breeze blowing through my hair.
It took the weekend to catch up with myself after the hectic schedule of last week. Piles of laundry are much smaller and we even did a bit of house cleaning in anticipation of guests on Wendesday. Most of my free time was spent with Emmylou or knitting a hat for KUO. The hat on the right is now finished and a second has been started.
Emmylou now has her own corner in my junque room/studio and she and I have been making better music together. It is rather exciting to watch my progress with each skein of yarn created. The Poppy roving turned into yarn that is better than my first attempt, but more practice is still needed. And practice I did.
The basket beside my chair is full of roving that has been readied for predrafting and spinning. It's the yarn I dyed at the Great Basin Fiber Festival last summer during Kate’s class. The intended colors were to be more like a Georgia O'Keefe painting, deep gold with deep poppy reds and oranges. The colors turnout a bit brighter, but I'm turning that in to a happy happening and spinning it up in chunks of color and will then mix and play with them while knitting. Progress is being made and I'll update you as soon as I can on this process of learning, spinning, and plying.
Today should be my last commute of the week to Utah County, as I need to work on the last vestiges of my old job. I'm still at the same company, although we have a new name, and I still work with the same people. So far change is good. Spinning and my 'new' job are bringing more challenges on this path called life. It's the process and I'll have much more to say on that subject, bet on it.