On the home front, Tuesday was Joseph's graduation from grade 8. The graduation was wonderful. It was very emotional for me. I was like a blubbering idiot just crying my eyes out. I still can't believe that he is going to be going into high school in September. I still struggle with letting go of those apron strings but I am trying.
On the knitting and spinning front, I have been out of the house for the last 3 Saturday's doing differnet things. The first Saturday was the cotton class I had at Gemini Fibres. I brought my Bosworth Charkha with me and I think I might actually be able to use it very soon. The class was great and I am glad I went ahead with it. The choice still wasn't easy because I missed the big party for the Yarn Harlot at Lettuce Knit. Last Saturday Shannon and I went to the spin in up at Gemini and we met Maggie there. Ok believe it or not, at the last minute I decided to take up the Little Gem wheel instead of the Pro and I forgot my fibre at home. What else could I do but buy more fibre? I bought some Fleece Artist merino silk in red tones and am almost finished spinning the 1st 50 gram bobbin. Pictures will come when the first bobbin is done. I also bought some Fleece Artist merino/alpaca blend and some Louet roving in a wool/soysilk blend. I haven't tried it yet but I saw it spun up and it was so nice I had to get some.
After the spin in Shannon and I went over to Maggie's place. I bought more fibre (see below) and some yarn. The yarn is a blue semi-solid that I still have to photograph.
Today I met Maggie and her sister Natalie at Kimberly's house and we had a wonderful lunch and afternoon of spinning. More yarn and fibre founds its way into my bag and came home with me.
Maggie, this is the clown blanket I was telling you about this afternoon. I know you don't like clowns but I still love this blanket.