Mission Impossible?

Alright. First the good news. I finished carding the fall fleece and now have almost a whole basket full of rolags.

Colors Galore

Colors Galore

I still need to weigh it and see how much fiber I actually ended up with. The colors are just beautiful. It was very fun to pick which colors to pair with what in each rolag. Toward the end it got a little tough because I would run out of enough similar tones to keep things uniform, so some less distinct rolags ended up in there, but that’s okay. I got some really pretty blended colors out of it. I’m so excited to see how they spin up! If it turns out nice, I might do some other versions of it.

However, I am putting off starting on them for awhile. We’re going on a trip in a little over a week, and I’m going to try to finish two fiber-related things before we go, in order to have them on the trip. (Because car rides get really long if you don’t have something to do with your hands, and wedging the spinning wheel into the backseat of the van is not an option.)

The first is the alpaca. I really want to finish spinning it so I can see all that pretty yarn. I’ve promised my sister that she can have the fun of knitting it into something. So it’ll be for her to use. We haven’t really discussed who gets the finished product.

Soft And Gorgeous

Soft And Gorgeous

The second is my flax. (Fanfare please.) I’m going to try to get it all spun up in order to take it along on the trip, during which it will be crocheted into a mesh bag.

Bleached Flax Roving

Bleached Flax Roving

The “impossible” to all this? A busy schedule between now and when we leave. It’ll take some serious spinning concentration to get all this done in time.

2 Responses to Mission Impossible?
  1. Mama Mentor
    April 7, 2009 | 9:42 pm

    I have faith in you. And I was really hoping you would say hi on the DK chat last night but then you disappeared!

    The alpaca even looks soft, doesn’t it? I wore my alpaca shawl this morning and was so glad to have the opportunity because we may not have any more cold mornings!

    I made a couple of linen mesh bags years ago. Now I wonder what I did with them!

  2. Rebekah
    April 8, 2009 | 9:45 am

    Actually, I wasn’t even there that night. It was my sister. :) But I’ll say “Hi!” now! And here’s a hug.

    Oooh, an alpaca shawl. That sounds wonderful and cuddly.

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