Monday, July 12, 2010

No Rest For The Woolly

Even though today was a designated rest day on the Tour, I kept spinning. Mostly because I'm really enjoying "having" to sit down and spin one of my favorite sheep's fleeces, but also because I wanted to make sure I built in an extra day in case something unforeseen comes up and I have to miss a day.



I've spun every day of the tour so far. That was my ultimate goal. By doing so I have almost all of Jester's roving spun, my secondary goal. Here are his three colors - the white and dark gray separated out from two years ago and the medium gray, a blend of the two colors, from last year.



I have about 7 ounces of white to go and the finished weight should be around 2 1/2 pounds total, which should be plenty to create a special sweater. I am a bit worried though about how close the two grays are and am thinking about adding in some black. My first thought was Boudreaux, but decided I really wanted it to be a pure Jacob sweater. Who's fleece do I have left with a lot of black...

Sunshine's.

I've been thinking about Sunshine a lot lately. Her soul sister has moved in behind the barn. Someone sassy and independent. Sure of herself. Someone who loves cookies and attention...on her terms. Miss Mia. Even Saint Tim has noticed. As I added a small bit of Heidi (Sunshine's momma) in to pad out Jester's medium gray wool, I feel like I could justify some Sunshine black as an accent. She would love to be right there in the mix of things, don't you think?

So what has my faithful spinning sidekick been up to?



Yep, laying her pitiful head down out in the middle of the gravel driveway.

Why?



Because Comby said so.

10 comments:

Michelle said...

Someday; someday I am going to spin enough wool from my own sheep to knit myself a sweater....

kristi said...

Your words and beautiful pictures are always an inspiration for me:)I love the shades of gray!

Lori Skoog said...

You are doing such a beautiful job with your spinning. It must be very fulfilling to have your own source of wool...and to turn it into a sweater!

Nancy K. said...

Your yarn is beautiful! I haven't spun in ages. I've washed a lot of fleece though, so maybe one of these days...

Peruby said...

Sleeping right on the rocks! What a trooper.

Jennie C said...

The yarn looks awesome!!! Someday I would love to spin enough wool for a sweater... :)

Alice said...

I think Sunshine would love to be included as part of beautiful yarn you have spun for the sweater. Even if her yarn did not end up precisely there, she would always have a warm spot in/on your heart.

CTG Ponies said...

The wool is really cool but I love the sleeping critters!

Christine said...

So envious, I wish I had the time. Your spinning is beautiful.

Christine said...

So envious, I wish I had the time. Your spinning is beautiful.

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