Holy spinning wheel, Batman! It's Tour de Fleece time! I've been spinning away on my Kromski Sonata, spinning this fiber:
I joined Teams Kool Kromski, KP and Rookie, and I have spun for at least a little while each day since the TdF started on Saturday. This is the fiber I dyed last year with Koolaid and black food coloring, and I have some natural white and chocolate brown to go with it. I finished spinning the 4 oz. of blue and Navajo plied it.
Now I'm working on the orange, and it's almost done. I plan on making a cardigan with a pattern around the yoke using all the colors, and finishing the sleeves and body in brown.
In addition to spinning, I've been knitting a lace garter for my DD for her wedding. I'll try to post photos next week. I also plan on making a bonnet to go with the gown I made for Daphne for her blessing, which will be right after the wedding. Just got new photos, so here's one for those of you who like to see babies:
I'm continuing to work on the second sock I'm making with the sock blank I dyed with Koolaid and neon blue food coloring. I'm doing toe-up, and I've reached the gusset. It looks a lot like the first one. I'll post photos of the pair when I have the second one done.
We went hiking Saturday, and the weather was nice. Sunny, but not too warm.
Today was my Vintage Stitchers group. Some photos of the quilts people were making can be seen on my blog over at Quilt With Us on Connecting Threads at: http://quiltwithus.connectingthreads.com/profiles/blogs/no-time-to-...
What's on my iPad: I'm currently listening to the Padcast Podcast, which is fascinating! I've decided to start presenting my "app of the week," to let you know what I've loaded onto my iPad for fun or for useful purposes. Of course I had to load Vogue Knitting. It's actually for the iPhone, so that doesn't count, but I'm on the lookout for knitting or quilting apps for the iPad. Vogue Knitting works nicely, although the orientation is limited to portrait. It's nice to be able to have a stitch dictionary and how-to instructions I can carry with me, though! OK, so that didn't count, so here it is, my app of the week:
This app is called "Pocket Pond." I have the free version, but I'm really interested in the upgrade, which includes frogs. The free version is already fun, though. It has water, koi, dragonflies and water lilies. You can dip your hand in the water, scare the fish and swat the dragonflies, which then fall into the water and are eaten by fish. If you're mean, you can scare the fish. I like to run it while I knit, spin or quilt. It's nice to hear the birds singing and watch the fish. Very relaxing. It's also good entertainment for older babies and toddlers. They can splash in the water without getting wet! I've used it with one of each so far. Can't wait to show Daphne, although she will still be a little young when I see her again.
That's it for this week. Stay tuned for more knitting and spinning news!