There was a vendor selling spools of yarn for weaving. I loved the vibrant colors and thought about how I could move my belongings around in the house to accomodate setting up my weaving loom. So far, I haven't come up with a good plan, although I keep thinking, "If I got rid of half my books and bookcases or sold the piano, I would have the space. Or maybe I could set up the loom in the kitchen; no one would mind, would they?"
I settled for purchasing some soft grey alpaca/merino blend and I've already spun it up and decided that it wants to be a scarf knitted in a lace pattern.
The 4 oz. of silk/merino blend is absolutely wonderful to spin. It just glides through my fingers. I tried to photograph it so the colors -the blues and purples- would be visible in the best way. This photo is almost exactly true to color on my screen. It does not show as much of the purple as there actually is in the skein. I've spun and plied one little section and oh yes! it's amazing! I'm thinking the 4 oz. will make a couple of scarves.
Now that my busy time at school is done (I finished testing the last of the students I needed to work with this afternoon), I'm hoping I'll have some afternoons to sit on my porch in the pleasant Southern California autumn sunshine with my cup of tea and my spinning wheel.
I have not posted an update about the Doing Not Thinking Challenge for a while. I have been thinking about what to do next. I have accomplished all but one of my goals, which was sewing the skirt for Kiti. I decided to wait until spring to sew it because it's white and more appropriate for spring and summer wear. I have had a goal for YEARS of organizing all the photos and putting them into albums. I have boxes and boxes of photos from my parents, grandparents, and other ancestors. I am tentatively putting the photo project on my challenge list. Any suggestions, ideas, recommendations would be welcome. This project is an overwhelming one for me.