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Long weekend, not long enough!

Right now the downstairs smells like wet wool because there is a whole bunch of handspun twist setting down there. I have spun and spun and spun some more and I’m still one night away from my custom order completion. Wasn’t I just lamenting that I need more time?

I spent a goodly portion of Saturday in the kitchen dyeing commercially spun yarn and puttering around. It was such a gorgeous weekend here though that I honestly chose to spend more time outdoors than in and therefore and once again behind on all things yarn. I’m not too broke up by it, can you tell?

My kitchen is pretty small and sadly lacking for counter space but I don’t mind. I have a folding table I haul out if I have to handpaint anything. The silver boombox (OMG!) on the counter? I’ve had that since I was in the 4th grade. I am now 33 for a point of reference. And I still use the tape deck.

I listed a bunch of sock yarn in my Etsy store on Saturday and since then have been chipping away at my big custom order and the 3 in line behind it. *head, I’d like you to meet desk* I’m flattered, thrilled even, but holy cows (as my son would say) it’s a lot to tackle when it all comes at me at once.

I really like what the dye did on this skein of sock yarn. It was a total happy accident, I can’t even take credit for it really. I owe it all to the dye.

I guess that’s it for now. Some progress is better than none, yeah?


Skeinlet Explosion!

I had been making skeinlets off an on for a couple weeks but didn’t realize how many I’d accumulated until today when I dumped out the basket and counted 108 of them!

Um. Spin much? Cripes!

Anyway, I split them into two even lots and listed them today. If nothing else, they look really fantastic all piled up in the baskets I store them in! 🙂

And,  a new sock yarn! This is the last of the KnitPicks superwash merino sock yarn, I’ve switched over to a new brand made by Ashland Bay. So far I’m really liking it!

That’s all for now, hope everyone is doing well and has a great week!