May 1, 2007

Still Spinning

Thanks to everyone for your nice comments about the Here There Be Dragon Socks. I'll try to answer you all individually but Blogger really doesn't make it easy. I just wanted you all to see the results and be confident that I'd never send anything I felt was not up to snuff. I'm so happy you agree.

Moving on...

I bet you all expected me to be full of excitement about Maryland Sheep and Wool this week. You probably thought I'd be unbearable (like some people are when they go to Rhinebeck *ahem*) Normally I'd be every bit as bad as you expect. I'd tease you nonstop but, the truth is that there are quite a few things on my mind right now so I haven't had the luxury of obsessing over MDS&W. There's work stuff, happy family stuff, Sock Madness stuff etc...

That doesn't mean that I'm not looking forward to it and preparing - I totally am. For example, much thought has been given to the various commitments my family has next weekend. There are dance showcases to attend, playdates to arrange, sleepovers to plan, school projects to be worked on, sporting events to take part in - the list goes on and on and on. I've been very helpful with it all, offering my standard "It's all you dude!" to my poor hubbo at regular intervals as I giggle like a woman posessed.

All kidding aside, I'm preparing for MDS&W in other ways too. My survey of different fibers continues. This past weekend I started spinning the Targhee that I bought a few months ago. You can put this on the list of fibers I love.

Roses For You Targhee

When I opened it up I wasn't sure if it was going to work for me. It's very fluffy and it seemed dull but, for me, it spins like a dream. I was afraid of stickiness like the Finn but it's not sticky at all. My spinning is still not perfect but this is absolutely the best result I've had so far. You know how I usually say that the pretty on top hides ugly underneath? There's no ugly on this bobbin. It's really pretty consistent.

4 comments:

Margene said...

Targhee is the most unusual wool I've spun yet! I only tried a practice skein but I can't wait to get back to it and it's lovely nature. Nice work.

Carole Knits said...

Rhinebeck? Unbearable? Whomever do you mean? ;-)

knitfriendly said...

Wow - I love the colors in that. Our your "my spinning is still not perfect" comment, it's not supposed to be! Otherwise, we should just run the fleece through a spinning machine! Your spinning looks amazing and you should be very proud. One question - do you know that name of the vendor that you purchased the Targhee wool from?

Melissa said...

Gorgeous. I love the colors and everything about it. :)