Thursday, October 22, 2015

Fibers Feel Good

There was a beautiful courtyard at the hospital that we spent a lovely hour exploring.
We didn't recognize this flower but it was so pretty.  Anyone recognize it?
I did finish the hat from the One Skein Wonders book.  It was simple but fun with the lace edging. 
This morning I decided to spend some quiet time spinning up this Wensleydale top for the joy of it. 
It is a lustrous long wool that was a good spin in every way.  Being in top form (combed) made it a bit slick at first but I caught on . 
I have 250 yards of this fingering weight yarn.  I do not have anything in particular that I will be doing with it.  I wanted to try it and now I have! 
The skein is much creamier colored than it looked in the roving but there is still luster to the fiber even after washing!  I would call this a good spin. 
Tonight as I enjoyed recliner time, I did something very out of character for me;  I knit on three different projects!  The more I think about it, the more I am learning;  pain makes you a stranger even to yourself!

6 comments:

  1. That is a mandavilla vine. Grows a lot in S. FL

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  2. Beautiful fiber! I am so sorry you are still not feeling well. If it makes you feel any better I've done something miserable to my hip. Ouch....I see a lot of sitting and knitting for me today too.

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  3. I usually stick to one project at a time, but not this week. Hmmm something in the air?

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  4. I am working on 2 projects right now. I usually have more, but I think these projects are just too big to add more to the pile. I hope you get some relaxing in with all your busy!

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