because I had to go back to work. Three weeks off after my operation and all of a sudden I have to get back into the habit of getting up early, driving to work and actually making myself useful. I had a very quiet first week back but was very surprised at how tired I was – on Friday I got home from work about 4.30pm and promptly fell asleep on the sofa for a couple of hours, which is not something I normally do. Anyway, that’s my excuse for not blogging much recently, take it or leave it!
The lack of posts may also have something to do with this:
a little experiment to use up some very fine, floaty stuff that’s been in the stash since forever
detail of the above experiment
Left to right: my entry for the first Sunday Spin-a-long, which was to make crinkle-cut yarn;
next we have a skein of 100% wool which I bought from a craft shop where it was being sold as “suitable for needle-felting” but I thought it would spin quite nicely 🙂
second from right is more of the dreaded ultra-fine cashmere yarn, this time held double and navajo plied into something a bit more user-friendly;
far right is the second lot of hand-dyed rovings from my dyeing experiment the other week but this time it was just plied from two singles and I’m amazed at how different the colours look.
I’m beginning to think that I just don’t have time to go to work, but if I didn’t, none of this mucking about with fibres would be possible (nor would eating or paying bills or running a car, for that matter!).
There is also a new bag kind of half done, but my head’s not really in a “stocking-stitch-in-the-round-on-thick-needles” kind of place right now so when it’ll actually get to be a bag is anyone’s guess.
Right, I’m off now to entertain myself by reliving vicariously Lucy’s hot date from last night!