The lilacs are phasing out (*sniff) but the Rhodo's are popping open and the azalea is looking more pink by the minute! Yay!
My (second) very own, home spun yarn! I got the roving at a farmers' market but had to borrow the wheel from a friend since the wheel I own hates me and won't work. It is a nice pretty little wheel to look at, but not a very handy one to actually USE. My friends' wheel though? BUTTER.
The fiber is alpaca with some sparkle acrylic added in. I still have to ply it, which I think I will do with a silk thread in order to get a bit more for my bang (and strengthen up the yarn since Alpaca doesn't really hold together well, so I am told.) I can't wait to figure out what to do with it. I have a limited supply, but perhaps a cowl could work? Something entirely frivolous.
Spinning with roving is SO much more simple than spinning with wool you have washed and carded yourself, letmetellyou. Well done roving is the way to go! I have a week or so left with the wheel, at which time I will try and finish up the lesser quality handwashed/carded stuff I did but I know it won't be nearly as pretty (or as fun.)
I wish I had this wheel-but you spinners out there know how much one of these babies cost and, well, that ain't happening any time soon!
Funny~ The Dandelion head and the Punk Rocker
She has dandelion hair, she does!
Judah, while giving a long awaited (and less frequent now) glimpse of his cyclops brow, also sports a very trendy dandelion earring.
What is NOT funny is the amount of dandelions in our YARD. The yard that was mowed on Saturday.
Real~ Exploded bread
I made Parmesan pesto bread and it exploded in the oven. But the taste? Ahhhhhhhhh.....sublime.