|Top: Gray Alpaca in Dye pot.|
Bottom: Alpaca All Dyed.
|Merino In dye pot.|
A little bit of dye spillover into pot.
|Merino Hanging to dry|
|Merino Dry and Braided|
I was beaming when I finally finished it. I tweaked the settings and spun my first roving on it. I am ecstatic that I can now do lace weight yarns! My double tension set up was perfect for art or bulky yarns leaving my options limited. Now it does about everything and in about half the time!
|Late Night Stroll|
Husbands (at least mine) don't understand these little deadlines we put on ourselves. They are very important to us. When these are going on that means all cleaning is on hold. Dinners will be quick made portions. Phone calls will neither be answered nor returned right away. The fact that your favorite clothes aren't clean are of no importance to me. We need groceries? Best go down to the basement and see what goodies are in the chest freezer. It's really not that he doesn't care, or doesn't support. It's more of a "Are you feeling okay? You've got me worried." Obviously he cannot understand the excitement those of us can get over these simple things. I also get, "I think you need to get out of the house for a bit. Even if it's just for a ride". Then I have to try to compose myself from showing what I'm really thinking: "No! Please! That means I will have to leave all my "work" and get nothing done!?". If my face showed how I really felt it would cause him extreme worry. Somewhere on the lines of I think you should see professional help worry. To avoid all that my usual response is, "Eh. That's okay. It's such a pain in the butt to load the kids in the car just for a ride. If you think of something else we could all do though, I'm all ears". It works as a great save every time. It promises me at least another two hours to wrap up whatever I was finishing. I admit getting away is healthy. It gets me away from this stuff and out enjoying time with my family.