Feb 27, 2008

Dragonfly Yarn

These next few days will be interesting. Hubbo is leaving on his annual golf trip this afternoon so I'll be single parenting. I'm referring to this 2 week period as the lifestyles of the lame and unemployed. By coincidence, he was invited to 2 sporting events (basketball & hockey) last week by friends with season tickets and this week is the golf trip. Not a bad gig if you can get it.

I'm not really as resentful as I probably sound. I actually encouraged him not to bow out of the trip. I look at it like this. Some time soon, hubbo will find a new job and he'll be busy trying to make a good impression on his new employers and have much less vacation time to play with than I will. There will be many wonderful, fibery events this fall and when I give him the list of stuff I'd like to attend he'll cheerfully tell me to go have fun. See - it all works out in the end.

Speaking of stuff working out. How do you like this? This is the Bonkers top that I spun last week. It's 4 oz of superwash merino in a color they call Dragonfly. It turned out to be about 299 yds after I spun it all up. Plenty of yardage for a pair of socks for Stinkerbelle.

Dragonfly Yarn

I thought that it was more even before I gave it a good soak and hung it to dry. I still think that it's more even than earlier efforts and it's finer too. In any case, it's not bad considering that it's been quite a while since Charlotte and I have spent quality time together. I enjoyed this spinning very much although, after all of the BFL, this merino just isn't as pleasing to spin. Next I'll finish spinning the BFL from my color family project. I can't wait.

6 comments:

sprite said...

Yum! So bright and cheery!

Carole Knits said...

I think you're a smart cookie. Love the color of that handspun!

Julie said...

Oooh, very pretty yarn.

"lifestyles of the lame and unemployed" - I like that.

Cursing Mama said...

I love the colors in that skein! It will make an enviable pair of socks for sure.

Elspeth said...

What gorgeous yarn!

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Sounds like perfectly sound logic to me!

The yarn is lovely. Isn't her fiber nice to spin?