Is it really Monday already? What happened to the weekend? I feel like I blinked and it was just gone!
I think that’s how it is every Monday. I love my job and the people I work with, but I’m always a little extra tired on Mondays. This weekend, in particular, was run run run! First I went with my husband golfing. I should clarify, he golfed. I carried the bag the entire course. According to him, the weight of the bag is slightly less than what I’ve lost so far in weight so far this year. If that’s true, I don’t know how I was moving. By the end 4 hours later, my shoulders and core ached and I was ready to just collapse into bed.
Then, we went to the play 39 Steps. Ken and I had seen that in London at Piccadilly Circus a few years ago. It was our favorite play that we saw, so we figured we’d go again. It was so much fun! I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard. All in all, it was a pleasant, but tiring day. I thought we’d rest yesterday, but we were running around again doing errands.
Most of my knitting plans went out the window with how busy we were. I did finish the first of Ken’s new socks. I love how it’s turned out so far! I knit a bit during the play, until I ran out of yarn. What surprised me, though, was yesterday, I just wanted to spin. I haven’t felt the need to spin in a while, but yesterday, that’s all I wanted to do.
Ken left for bowling at about 4:45 pm yesterday. Before he left, I pulled out the spindle and got started. Suddenly, I’m getting a text asking what I want for dinner because he’s on his way home. I had been spinning for nearly 4 hours! I hadn’t even realized time had passed so quickly. I was just enjoying the work, fixing the fiber when it broke or threatened to break, trying my best to keep things even. It’s not even, but I’m still really happy.
By the time I was ready for bed, I had finished spinning all my fiber! I want to say I started spinning this particular roving in November, maybe earlier yet. It’s BFL wool top roving in Aqua Moon by Three Waters Farm. I love how soft the fiber is. I can’t wait to knit with it! First, though, I have to figure out how to ply it. That’s today’s research.
Have you tried spinning before? Any tips on plying? What fiber or vendor should I try next? I’ve only used Three Waters Farm, and while I love their fluff, I’m interested in trying others out too!