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Has it really been three months since my last blog post?! Jeez talk about falling behind. Goodness I've missed hanging around here. I so need to catch up in SAL, and few other KAL. Not to mention my slow moving CLiC. LOL! OK so this is what I'll do. I"ll show you quick ( this is a spontaneous post ) what I've been up to this week and then slowly fill you in on what's been on or off my needles the last three months. My lip ( life in progress), spinning ect.... Lets try this shorter more often blog post thing and see how it goes. OK?

This week is all about the Le Tour De Fleece. I have taken this fiber fun tour to reconnect with my spinning. So what's on my spindle? ( still no wheel)

Well this lovely 50% Cormo Wool / 50% Alpaca Fiber I bought on Mother's Day from the Shepard's Harvest. There is 4ozs.

Here is what I spun up so far. The bobbins are 1 oz each and I got started on the third.

My lip this week has been working on the gardens. I love how these flowers bloomed this year. Though isn't weird how my spinning took on more of a gray look in the photo. The ones above are more color accurate.

OK that all I have for now.

Hope you are all doing well and have a great day!

 

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Comment by PickleSue on July 11, 2011 at 9:05am
I don't doubt that true rolags are the best for long draw.  But, I just don't want to have to card something that's already in 'top' form.  Seems like a waste of energy.  I would like to process from raw if I'm going to card it.  And I don't have a source for that as of yet.  I've looked at buying some raw fleece online and just haven't taken the plunge.
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on July 10, 2011 at 8:18pm
Ok... I see what they are doing, but making a true rolag makes long draw even more possible, and a more pouffy single.. IMHO... what can I tell you, I'm a purest.
Comment by PickleSue on July 10, 2011 at 8:01pm
Heehee.  Faux-lags are in the you-tube in post #1154 on the Support Spindlers group HERE.  -And in quite a few of the comments around there.  I'd seen something like it a long time ago, but hadn't ever tried it.   It works pretty good!  I got quite a bit done during the movie.  Which was great!!  :)
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on July 10, 2011 at 2:53pm
Faux-lags?
Comment by Knit4Many on July 10, 2011 at 2:44pm

*Clapping* Enjoy.

We walked around say "That's what I'm talking about!" in our best Gru voice whenever we liked something.

Comment by PickleSue on July 10, 2011 at 2:07pm
Now that I have my 'faux-lags' ready to go spin with my support spindle, that is.  :)
Comment by PickleSue on July 10, 2011 at 2:07pm
Will do!  We bought it today.  Walmart was back in stock.  :)  I'm off to put it in the machine now.  :)
Comment by wendy on July 10, 2011 at 12:26pm
It is funny!  And makes you feel good too.  Agnes is both my DD's and my favorite.  She walked around for quite a while saying "It's so fluffy!"  in her best Agnes voice.   Make sure to look for Christina's name in the credits.  She is listed with two other people's names. 
Comment by Knit4Many on July 10, 2011 at 1:36am
That's right she did. I love this movie. Its so funny.
Comment by PickleSue on July 9, 2011 at 9:42pm
No, I did NOT know that!  How cool is that!  :)  I tried to buy it today (because I'm pretty sure we'll want to see it a dozen or so times...) but the closest store where I went to buy cat food didn't have it... and Walmart was sold out, too, the last time we looked for it there!  Hubs wants to go to Wally World tomorrow, maybe they'll have more in.  :)

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