A few things are going on while I twirl fluff to yarn. And they are all very old things. Currently working on some spindle spinning. BMFA fiber in base unknown in a color called Briar rose. Very pretty, about 1/2 way done with the singles.
I started working on the llama fiber from my aunt again. I was not impressed with the prep on the fiber I was working, second cuts and lots of vegetable matter. However, about 3/4 through what I was working on my lap, I got to some well prepped fiber. It was drafting, very little matter, like the first stuff I tested. Oh my. I think there's just a bit of 'bad' stuff in the bag. My attitude has improved.
The first sample ounce I got turned out like this. So pretty.
I have finished the Two if By Hand Polworth. I made a gradient yarn, it moves from gold to purple and back to gold. About 190 yards of a fingering weight.
I signed up for SOAR this week. It's in my backyard - St Charles IL, and I might not get to go again. It's exciting to take a class from another member of my guild, and learn about the mechanics of my wheel.
Oh, I put my Ashford Traveler wheel in the back seat of RachelCables' car last weekend, I hope she's having fun with it. I know that when I was starting on the wheel I feel pretty self conscious when the owners were watching. So I hope the alone time helps her and she gets some pretty stuff to come out of it.
On the classes front:
I'm teaching a navigating ravelry class and a two at a time on two circulars Sock class. I love both of those classes. They are both fast paced and fill the time completely. I really like those kinds of classes. You can find my classes at Fuzzy Wuzzy in Arlington Heights.
I recently took the Anne Hanson Class on Bittersweet Vines. She did a great job working through any elements that you might have problems with and walked us over why different executions of the yarn-over might look bigger or smaller depending on the stitches surrounding it. Very helpful, but I still am at a loss about what to do with that...
Here's some hexapuffs drying...