I know it has been awhile since I've posted. It has actually been a little over a month. I was surprised when I brought up the blog and saw that. That long of a break was unintentional, but it was a nice summer break. I've been in a knitting and spinning slump. I think the warm summer weather has contributed to that, but I'm back at it and you can see I have a new fiber addict in the house.
Scarlett has always been interested in my yarn, fiber, and knitting and spinning tools. Every once in a while she even manages to get a hold of something for herself. This time she got a hold of 4 ounces of super wash merino fiber that I just received from Fat Cat Knits. She was only alone for a couple of minutes and she snatched this off the dinning room table. She managed to tear the braid almost completely apart. I didn't save the fiber. I think if I had a drum carder or some combs, I could have salvaged some of it, but I just didn't have the energy.
I had been going through some of my fiber stash planning what I'd spin for the Tour de Fleece that just started. I had 8 ounces of this fiber and had been planning on spinning it for a shawl project, now with 4 ounces left I'm thinking socks. But for the meantime I've started with some other fiber.
Other than Scarlett's strange eating habits - Sherman and Scarlet are doing fine. We've been enjoying the summer and talking walks in the park that is nearby. This photo shows Sherman in his new hiding spot. He likes to crawl under the bushes near the porch and have us look for him. After several minutes of us calling "where is Sherman?" he will come charging out of the bushes.
I"ll be back later this week with some project updates and I'll have some new handspun for the next several Fridays at least. The slump is over for now at least.