Oh man, I've been sick! Last friday afternoon I started to feel a tightness in my chest and the desire to cough constantly, and it all went downhill from there.
Now i am starting to get back on my feet, I've done all I can think of to loosen the chest congestion and the fever seems to be gone so yay, me!
I did manage to do a few things before, I got sick and washed some fiber while I was sick too.
I spun half a batch of dyed Suffolk from last summer or fall. Just to show you the yarn/roving, I took a photo of both. I'm not the best photographer there ever was, so I am having trouble with the color, but at least you get the idea.
I love it, but it's thicker than sock weight. I don't know yet what I'll do with it. Time to spin up the rest so I can put that batch to rest right?
I also seem to have gotten the hand of washing fleece in my washing machine.
I've washed some Suffolk and some Jacob
The jacob is all carded and blended. I'll show you the batts tomorrow. They turned out lovely.
I also washed a white alpaca fleece.
It's turned out to be much softer than the fawn colored one that I'm still working on. I do think it's much cleaner after a wash in the machine instead of the sink. I can't wait to spin it!
Last, I washed the Shetland Fleece I got from Windswept Farms. It is FABULOUS. I also carded up a wee bit to spin, and I combed a bit so I could see which prep I prefer. I decided to store the little skein with it. Later when i come back and look into the bag, I'll have that skein to give me an idea of what's waiting in that wonderful bag for me!
It is very soft and squishy.
Oh and last week I taught myself to comb fiber into top. Here's some little puffs of BFL that I used for this practice. They're very nice, but I need practice.
Oh well, I'll have time for practice while I convalesce right?
Hope you're all feeling healthy!