We spun 10 samples today, all to achieve different effects with space dyed tops. There will be more tricks tomorrow. I'm already thinking of new ways to combine and mix up the tops in my stash. To date I pretty much have spun them as dyed, maybe splitting them a bit to make shorter color repeats.
I am going to post one picture a day this week from SOAR. Don't expect long essays on what I learned or who I saw until I have had a chance to process and absorb everything. Tonight, it was enough just to be here with my people.
I vanished again. Sorry about that. Unpacking, working, and enjoying the end of summer with good friends became more important than spending any extra minutes at the computer. And then, once I lose the blogging habit, reclaiming it is incredibly difficult for me. Generally, I do not have much luck establishing good habits, and can only manage one new one every few months. Now that we have truly settled into the house, I have some cycles to dedicate to reclaiming my blogging habit.
I spent most of September rebuilding my wool habit. All fibery mojo left during the move. Spinning came back during Tour de Fleece, but the knitting stayed away all summer despite a trip to Sock Summit. I did finish spinning the bright pink BFL during July. I finally plied it sometime in August. The finished yarn sat on a bobbin for a few weeks. Less than a week after I wound it off and skeined it, I had finished knitting it into a small shawl.
Unfortunately, losing the blogging habit means I have also lost then photography habit. I took no photos of the pink yarn as a pile of singles on storage bobbins or as 2-ply yarn at any stage of finishing. I haven't even photographed the shawl yet. I'm planning to put it in the SOAR Gallery, though. I'll take some pictures then.