July 19, 2008

Change of Command—oops!—Plan

I *am* reading Elizabeth Moon's Change of Command (again), but that's not what this post is about! My goal for Le Tour de Fleece is changing slightly because of this:

That's the skein of long-draw Cheviot last seen on the bobbin here. It's Navajo-plied and 1 3/8 ounces of overspun unevenness destined for pet toys, felting, or rugs. The bobbin is spun much more evenly, but still has numerous lumps from what I've determined are second cuts in the batt. Grrrr. There's not enough of me to go around to hand-card or comb the remaining 8 ounces of the Giant Batt and spin it for Le Tour de Fleece, so I'm changing my goal slightly.

That's 1 1/2 ounces spun of this fiber I bought a few months ago. It spins so much faster! It's more beautiful! It has about 1% of the lumps and VM as the Giant Batt! I am in love and want to get more of this fiber at Oregon Flock and Fiber in September.

The quantity of fiber part of my goal is still the same: a pound. It'll just be different fiber for the second half. It's not cheating but a replacement part, like a new tire. LOL

In garden news, my tomato plant is blooming:

As are the lemon cucumbers:

Ta Ta for now!

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