First. What is up with the weather?! The tornadoes, the storms... we had a huge thunder and lightening storm last night. In NEW YORK! In FEBRUARY! The woman that fostered Lucky when I went to pick him up got a lot of damage to her roof and barn. They said in their paper that it was a "micro-burst" not a "tornado". Really. Who cares what the heck the scientists call it (no offense if any scientist are reading). Same outcome. Lots of people hurt and lots of property damage and homes lost. Thankfully everyone at Cathy's is okay but what a mess she has on her hands.
I spun up the wool that I dyed the other day. It's Bluefaced Leicester that I bought at Rhinebeck. Gorgeous stuff but I have to say I'm not sure about my spinning. It seems a little stringy to me. The fiber is very long and I had a hard time not spinning it too thin. I wanted a puffy, cushy yarn but I think you have to do at least three plies to get that with BFL. Any tidbits of advice? It's soft but I'm not sure about the twist. All that said, it seems much lighter in grist that I usually do so I think it'll be nice and drapey in something light.
I go through phases in spinning. I'll go months without touching my wheel and then I'll spin like crazy for a while. It just seems to take me forever to spin a bobbin of singles. I know... I know... it's not a race but c'mon! I'd like to think it wasn't so much work for me. It just doesn't seem to flow. Obviously the plying goes much faster but even that I concentrate too much on the twist. I think I think about it too much. I'm too anal to just let it flow. I brought up going to SOAR to Dan since it's in the Poconos this year. I'm also looking at a dyeing class at the Mannings later this month. Dan said he was going to give me a day at a local spa for Valentines and I told him I'd rather go to the dyeing class. We'll see. I could just use a little break away and I think I'd rather do that with dyes. I can always give myself a facial in the hotel room that night. lol.
Thanks for all the well wishes and kind notes about Aggie. She was finally completely back to her old sassy self yesterday. I don't know when I've ever been so scared as trying to get her back to the vet on Saturday. Needless to say we'll be much more careful about the whole vaccine thing here. I'm going to ask that they do a Titer test on both dogs. Here's my girl all bright-eyed and bushy tailed again:
And here's Lucky happy that his Aggie is all better. Can you believe he looked like this just five months ago?! He's gorgeous and his personality is really coming through. He's almost like a puppy just learning. He gets a tad more frisky each day. Those big brown eyes just kill me. I'd do anything for him.