Okay, I am not regressing back to the 60’s – but if you are wondering how much house work I got done – Go Ask Alice.
If you are wondering how much laundry I got done – Go Ask Alice.
If you are wondering how much knitting I got done – Go Ask Alice.
Do you see the theme here?
Yes, Alice lured me into spinning up the undyed Bluefaced Leicester I got at the Allegan Fiber Festival. She has a siren song – I am helpless to resist. I am heading out today to find some waxen ear plugs that I can stop my ears with – sort of Odysseus like. Although, maybe if I can convince my children to do all the housework – I can lash myself to Alice and spin away!
Well – here is the before – 2 bobbins full of creamy white goodness. The yarn has a lovely sheen to it that this picture does not do justice to.
Here is the detail shot of my 1900+ yards of BFL. The sheen is a bit more apparent here, I think. I have not set the twist yet, but let me tell you how soft this is.
Yeah, lovely huh? I wish you could feel how yummy it is.
I googled BFL last night and I found a farm in Coopersville where I can get fleece from. Ummm, Coopersville is less than 30 minutes from my home…. This could pose a problem!
Next on my “need to learn” list is how to clean and prepare a fleece to spin.
Now, on to more pressing problems – Naming the new “Little Kitty”. There has been a vigorous debate going on between my children and me as to what to name this little black character.
My son liked the choice of Salem. I liked Madame Defarge (Maddy for short), and Heidi – oh Heidi – she has been calling the kitten “Negra” – spanish for black. Yeah, that was not working for me! At all!!!!
So, in light of how well democracy works in a family – I, in the end, used my parental veto and removed Negra from the slate of names. After a couple more days – one was obviously perfect and without further ado – I am announcing the newest member of the Christensen Huis – Madame Defarge.
Ewe-niss is the winner!! I will be emailing you for your snail mail address to send you a package of yarny goodness! Thank you all for playing.
Have a great Saturday everyone!