Here is what it all resulted in. The is a mix of Merino and Silk.....pretty isn't it?
Here's the close up. I have never spun a mix like this before. It took me a while to find a tension that I felt comfortable with - but boy when I did I couldn't stop spinning this stuff. I spun a test on Sunday and finished this yesterday PM - there's about 50g.
The only downside was the mess - blue silky fluff everywhere - especially on my trousers (old and battered ones - used mainly for messy stuff). I have another 50g of this in a maroon without the silk being variegated - am itching to spin it.
Once this was off the wheel - just for curiosities sake I spun a little soya fibre - eieieieie - what squeaky messy stuff. The resulting yarn is nice - smooth - but I'm not in a hurry to spin more - I think it needs to be blended with something.......not sure what yet......any ideas?
MIL (mother-in-law) health scare. I swear, that women has more lives than a cat! We found out on Sunday that she had a suspected throat cancer. Emergency hospital appointment had been made for 1st thing Monday for an endoscopy. She told my SIL she had to be there 1st thing, it was a 4 hr appointment requiring a general anaesthetic.......phooey! Firstly she could have attended her appointment ANYTIME in the next 14 day (so SIL missed a days work, re-arranged her kids school pick-up and her entire life for a day for.....?), secondly she didn't need to go to the hospital that required a lift about of 25 mile because she CAN'T have a general anaesthetic because she uses breathing assistance apparatus and as it would be done under a local anaesthetic she could have gone to the local hospital which is a fairly short bus journey or least wouldn't have disrupted the whole of SIL's day - who I might add is a tad pissed at her Mother right now. Finally, she's fine, nothing wrong.....now don't get me wrong this is good news, really good news......but, there has to be a but......she's a drama queen, who lies, schemes and gives all of us grief and this is just the latest episode. She is wringing us all dry.
Right that was longer than I intended.....must go attend to stuff, chores, packing swimming stuff, more chores, ironing, more chores.....you get the picture.