I'm sitting here recovering from my failed attempt to run 18 miles this evening. The heat (I love Oklahoma in Aug.) and my 90 mile bike ride yesterday made it pretty miserable. I made it about 10 miles, so it wasn't a complete loss, but I'd like to get a good long run under my belt in the next week or so.
In happier news, I've finally taken photos of the lovely rovings I picked up a week ago at the Christmas in July fiber festival in Kellyville. It was such a fun event, and there was way to much to choose from, but I think I brought home a nice selection. The coolest thing was that the majority (if not all) were from Oklahoma, or at least within the region. I'm happy to know that I would be able to support my habit locally if the Internet ever breaks.
Some light tan alpaca...so soft, from JR Alpacas. This photo does not do it justice. But I was a bit rushed...more on that later.
My beautiful rainbow colonial wool roving.
This is my favorite. It's merino wool in a colorway called Sandstone. At first glance, it looks a little bland, but then you notice the bright blue and red streaks that run through it. I can't wait to spin this!
This is why I was rushing through the photo session. Purl, the mighty roving hunter, was on the prowl. I couldn't even take the merino/angora/cashmere (wow!) out of the bag. So, imagine a fuzzy bunny soft roving. It's undyed, so I'm waiting for it to tell me what color it wants to be, and what it wants to be made into. It is just so cool. That was the big splurge for the day. I'm going to have to spin it in a kitty proofed room.
I can't just post a crazed kitten photo. They sleep too. And they're pretty darn cute when they do.
They also can look sophisticated and not roving crazed.
And here's Xena, who is still not happy about the kittens, but seems to have accepted that they're here to stay, sleeping in her favorite spot. It's a pretty expensive cat bed.
I'll have more to share soon. I've finally reached my goal of becoming a Loopy Groupie at The Loopy Ewe, and I have completed a full pair of socks. I think it still counts as a pair even though one is a green/purple monkey sock, and the other is a red magic loop sock. Eventually, I will have a 2nd pair that is exactly like the first. I've cast on and made decent progress on both of the 2nd socks. I hope I'll have some quality knitting time while I'm in Des Moines for the Iowa State Fair.