Spinning FO: Black Bunny Swaledale

Well, hmm.  Not much going on with me.  Not a lot to chat about.  I came up with this problem in my Jazzercise class last night when I couldn’t even come up with any small talk in the beginning of class.

But I did finish some spinning.  I have had this yarn on the wheel for months now.  I think I started it in November…

And five short months later, I had yarn!:

It’s 8 oz of Swaledale fiber dyed by Black Bunny Fibers.  I was in a fiber club with them a number of years ago.  I loved the colors in the yarn.  But the fiber…not so much.  I think it is interesting to try different sheep breeds, but this is pretty coarse stuff.  It is extremely scratchy and very kempy.  As I was writing this, I thought I had uploaded another picture of me wearing this yarn around my neck like a cowl.  It happened to match my turtleneck, tank top, and glasses perfectly.  And it’s also kind of funny because no way would I wear this yarn around my neck.

Now I am at a loss as of what to do with this yarn.  It is 8 oz of a two-ply yarn.  337 yards of about DK weight.  A wall hanging?  Felted slippers?  Not outerwear, because I don’t have enough.  I’m at a loss.  Any ideas?  Not that I need to use it anytime soon.  It is welcome to just chill out in the stash for awhile.

Next I am going to spin up something new and exciting.  Maybe a gradient braid from Spun Right Round.

Upcoming events for me?  I am going to be demonstrating spinning at a Fibershed LA event on Saturday evening, March 15th.  That’ll be 6-9pm at Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood.  Tomorrow I’ll be at the Sand ‘n’ Sea knitting guild meeting in the morning at St. Andrews Church in West LA, then the Fairview Library SnB from 3:30-5:25.  And Sunday make sure to tune in to Cosmos on any FOX channel on Sunday night.  Lucas has been working on the animation for that show for almost a year and it should be pretty great.  Well, I’ve already seen the first episode and it is pretty great.

And P.S. I am trying out the 5/2 Diet for the period of Lent.  This involves restricting your caloric intake to 500 calories two days a week and eating normally the other five days.  My parents have been doing this for a while, so I thought I would give it a try.  Today is my first day and right now I am pretty hungry.  I am looking forward to a regular eating day tomorrow and to the Girl Scout cookies that will be delivered to me at the knitting guild meeting. 🙂  I’ll let you know if this diet changes my life.


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