I kept hoping to take a picture outside, but the sun has been a bit elusive. This is the fiber I purchased at Rhinebeck. I kind of knew at the time that Neal and I were going to get engaged (well, at least I was hoping pretty hard), and I decided that I wanted to spin yarn to knit a stole for our wedding. I've almost got a bobbin full, but I'm a dork and have no clue about how to tell how much yardage I might have. I'm going to design the shawl using one of Barbara Walker's fern lace patterns, and I've figured 1,000 yards should more than do the trick for me (based on yardage for much bigger shawls/stoles than what I'm planning). So I guess I'll spin two bobbins worth and ply (I checked with the fabu Spindlers group, and I think I'll make a two-ply, not the Navajo ply I'd wanted to try for no good reason), and check the yardage. Anyone have a better idea about that for me (Kay)? I didn't weigh how much of the one-pound bag I've spun; would that be of help in figuring this out?
I'm planning a crafty weekend. Tomorrow I'll finish sewing my KMKS bag, and I may try my hand at these booties for a baby due to make an appearance soon. I've got a hankering to do some sewing and embroidery. I just brought a bag of three of my almost-finished quilts home from my parents' house, so there may be quilting in my future soon, too.