Feeling a bit better today. Not perfect mind but better.
I was having a think about why I crave certain things when I have a gut wobble. Potassium I reckon is the key. I want foods with potassium in them, so I want orange juice and chippies (preferably oven fries but crisps will do in a pinch). Now everything I've read says that I should not have anything fatty or sugary, yet what do I head straight for? Fatty or sugary. Interesting, isn't it.
So I thought I should show you a few of the things I've been up to recently in the way of knitting and spinning.
Washcloths. Three out of the five I've made (of the other two, one is in hard use in the bathroom, another is wandering in a pile of clean washing somewhere and will reappear when the moon is in the right sign, etc, etc). I am really enjoying making these. They are quick and easy and quite brainless. Don't ask me which pattern I am using - I just looked at some pics of other peoples' washcloths and made it up as I went along.
Socks. Socks in red and blue. Socks in red and blue for my footy team, even if they suck big time this year. I am glad they suck cos if they reached the Grand Final this year and won, I would cry. They've not won a Grand Final in all my *mumble* years on this planet.
Apparently my socks are fabulous and people would buy them if I put them into a local arts and crafts show at the end of the year. That is what a new friend (who wants to be our Colorado mum) says. I am sorta dubious. Comments/thoughts anyone?
Hand spun yarns. Lots of them.
Merino and merino silk blends. I thought it would look great, very spring like, if I combined the green/orange top with the green and the orange silk blend. Uh-uh.
So I chucked it in the microwave with some red food colouring and looky now!
Much happier with it. Very autumnal, not my colours but very nice nonetheless.
Wool/soy silk plied with corriedale, dyed with green and yellow food colouring.
Yarn from a domestic, fairly local fleece I was given by a friend. I call it the red pube fleece for obvious reasons:
It has long gingery hairs in it - presumably it is part Shetland or something. Anyway, they comb out ok in the main. Some parts of the fleece are quite soft, some are harsher. The discard bag is a lot bigger than the combings to use bag but hey it was free and I am not complaining! It is good to take a mucky fleece (it has big lumps of scurf in it too) and turn it into passable yarn.
Some of the orangey/pumpkiny tops I spun up for DH.
For whatever reason, I am stuck at making a sportweight yarn at present - most annoying. I could make socks except the tops are not superwash and whilst I am happy to handwash my own socks, DH just grabs his and chucks them in the machine. I don't want to find teensy tiny little christmas stockings coming out of the wash one day....
To break the sportweight problem, I spun up the brown and pink rovings I bought a couple of weeks ago. These are a chunkyweight single. Very softly spun. Noice!
Then after I thought I had finished with that lot of rovings, I discovered that I had a whole heap more in a bag hiding under the coffee table. Ooops!
So that brings you fairly up to date! I have not been knitting lots recently - been hot and busy. Spinning though seems to be fine in hot weather. Odd eh?