Well, this has been a very busy few days! My boys left for Boy Scout Camp this morning, and so we've been all about getting ready for that since about Wednesday. I have recovered from my knitting injury, but have felt like I've been fighting off the flu since about Wednesday. I am hoping that's just about the screwy weather we've had this week--each day has been like living in a different climate altogether: cool and breezy, temperate 80s, 1000% humidity and hot, hot, hot!, and today with low humidity and desert winds--feels like living on the sun!
Maine Morning Mitts pattern by Clara Parkes (The Knitter's Book of Yarn).
Then there is the stuff that I spent about 10 HOURS hand spinning on Wednesday and Thursday and Friday. I'm so disappointed!!!!! I bought the 4 oz roving (50% merino, 25% Tussah Silk, 25% bamboo, semi-worsted) at the Knitting Universe soiree in April. It was burgundy and gold and just so soft and beautiful! And then I started to spin. It fought me on the S twist the whole time. It didn't want to draft from the V and I ended up having to pre-draft almost the whole time. ALL of the beautiful gold seemed to disappear and be replaced by a funky silver sheen that was from the, apparently, undyed silk that was hiding inside the rolag, making the single-ply look like a dirty pink. The rolag was actually 4 pencil rovings wrapped up to look like a rolag. When it was done, it seemed very flimsy; so even though I had enough to make a little cap-sleeve shrug (about 300 yards), I figured that the best thing to do for strength was to ply it with itself.
So now it's back to preemie hats because I've fallen behind on those and the lace scarf, and the Coral Columns vest, and the top-down raglan that I'm supposed to be redoing (that'll have to wait until my model gets back from Scout camp next week). I think I have plenty of projects to keep my busy.
Oh, and did I mention that the stray cat fairy brought us a present on Friday? They're about a month old.