Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A Musical Weekend

I've been trying to post at least once a week, but I've been busy lately so I'm behind. I was listening to some great music over the weekend, work has been crazy busy, and I've been spinning like a madwoman to get my secret fiber finished for the Hush Hush Handspun Hootenany. I can't post photos in case my pal has figured out who I am (I'm not very good at being a "secret" pal), but I am really enjoying spinning it. It's a new fiber to me, and the colors are awesome. I'm very happy with how it's turning out. I'll post photos after my pal has received her gift.

Friday night I met up with Mary, Phil and my friend Tanya to see Lyle Lovett and His Large Band play at Red Rocks. I'd still be sitting out there listening if they would have kept playing. If you've never been to Red Rocks, I highly recommend making a trip to Colorado, just to see a concert there. What an incredible place! Add a performer like Lyle Lovett and you have an amazing night under the stars. Sunday night, my former co-worker, Lauren, invited me to go hear Susan Tedeschi play at the Denver Botanical Gardens. I had never heard of her before but she has a new fan. She is a soul/blues singer, and has an incredible voice. The venue was very cool too. It's a small amphitheater with beautiful gardens all around it. You bring your blanket and a picnic and sit in the grass. Like a bad blogger, I didn't bring my camera to either show.

I had to finish some spinning to start on the secret spinning. It's the Bonkers fiber I bought at Estes Park. The colorway is Dragonfly. It is hard to photograph because it is so bright. One of the bobbins was mostly teal, and the other was about half teal and half purple, so it's a really nice mix. I'm guessing it's about 400 yards and is a sportweight yarn. I've been too lazy to measure it. It is a bit overspun, but I don't think I'm going to try to fix it since it is a sock yarn. It will make for a more durable fabric.


I have also been working on my socks from the rainbow handspun. I love these socks. I was concerned that I wasn't going to have enough yarn, but that is not even close to being an issue. I could probably make them go past my mid calf, but that would require shaping, and I have no interest in doing that. I hate to waste any of this yarn though. Decisions, decisions.


They're a perfect fit!


As I've been knitting and spinning, I have been watching the Tour de France. Purl would prefer that I watch her.



bockstark.knits said...

I love the dragonfly colorway! I spun that one up too, although I think mine had way more black/dark colors than yours. I always think it's amazing that the "same" roving can look totally different. And oooh, handspun socks!!! LOVE!!!

Janice said...

Your spinning looks GREAT! I can't wait until I am proficient enough to actually be able to knit socks with my handspun!!! I can't wait to see what you've spun for your secret pal!