Looky! I won a prize from the A.D.D. Knitter! My first Trekking XXL.
Also, I dyed with Blogless Sara over the weekend. We colored up some roving (no pictures) and this sock yarn. Sara dyed a couple of skeins--one for herself (she'll be a sock knitter yet) and one for Blog-free Kim. I have to do another dyeing day this week; I didn't get roving done for the contest winners despite my promises. Instead, I dyed 6 oz. of Tussah silk I bought at Village Wools *sigh* when I was in NM. Can I tell you? Silk sucks up the dye. Like it's a freaking chocolate milkshake.
Last week I had my second spinning lesson with Ellen from the Guild. "From the Guild" isn't her last name, but doesn't it make you see how we all got our last names way back in the before times? This was from the 3 lbs. of romney I purchased when I was waiting for Zinnia to arrive. I dyed it last summer or fall, and spun my most consistent yarn to date. I forgot to measure how much there is.
Summer of Socks starts tomorrow, and I thought I'd list my goals for it. I'm not going to enter any competitions except that of meeting my goals.
1. Finish Monkey socks for Sockapaloooza (one is almost done).
2. Finish Neal's socks (ahem).
3. Knit another pair of Monkey socks for me.
4. Knit a pair of ankle socks.
Big dreams, but why not?
I'm still licking the wound of having lost the big long book review post. I know, I know, get over it. I'm slow to recover from these things, though.