I am faffing around a lot at the moment. Touching on this, then that, then skipping off to do something else. Mentally at least. Physically - well let's just say this gut thing hasn't gone away yet....
I've been working on the fingering weight version of the lovely sock I designed early this year. No pics yet cos my first try was in a cashmere blend that I got last year, and it turns out to be rather inconsistent in weight = gauge is WAAAAY off and also it tends to be hard to work with the slubby bits in a lace pattern on needles that are smaller than the yarn usually would need. So I started again with some normal sock yarn. So far so good but I have to knit it in front of the computer cos that is where the pattern is as I cannot print it out. Mr Printer and I are having words and have been for two weeks now. He just doesn't want to know my computer exists.
I've been washing fleece.
(White finn X, white suffolk X, brown/black corriedale. Corrie is droolworthy, the rest is noice. Plus more - grey polwarth that is very very noice too but was hung on the line in gauze bags, and today some more - merino corrie cross in the sock yarn colour below.)
I've been spinning fleece. I even made some almost sock weight yarn.
Don't get too excited, Ozknitter, cos it took about 5 hours of prep and spinning to make that little 50g hank. I can't see anyone will want to buy handspun sock yarn for $25 a hank (and that is really underpaying myself by a lot but y'know getting some money back on the time/work is better than none). I could try making it a two ply not a navajo (3) ply. That would take less time to spin. Can't guarantee that it will stand up to being socks though cos it is pretty soft still.
I dyed some corrie cross handspun.
It is a dark brown fleece with lighter patches and some white grizzling, like a person who is just starting to go grey. I threw it in the pot with some purple and plum and I must say it is *totally* luscious. It feels so nice! I am going to sell it, if anyone is interested. It is great to spin - so soft and yummy! I spin it woollen so it is a bit fuzzy but even my super-sensitive skin has no problems with it. One ball is a slightly different weight and colour to the others (the one ont he bottom left).
I watched Dr Phil yesterday. Then I watched Oprah. First time ever! OMG, what is happening to me. I *did* turn off when the soapies started though. Honest!
What I wouldn't give for a shower about now - I want to wash the sweat out of my hair. Alas, this is what our shower looks like at present:
We had to pull the walls out cos the bottom of them was rotting away. That is what happens in 50 year old houses with waxed masonite shower walls....
Oh for a shower! Watch out, I might write a REALLY bad ode if you are unlucky!