Yes, I have finished spinning my last roving and I think I am getting closer to actually having a more consistent yarn. It's highly addictive and I am just itching to get my next roving on the wheel!!
A friend told me that some of her favorite roving to spin is Creatively Dyed seacel/merino and I just happen to have some in my stash, so I think it will be the next fiber I try. It's 8 ounces, which is twice as much as I've spun before, so that should be fun. Hopefully I'll get some good yardage out of it!
My drink holder came, so I have that on my wheel and ready to use. It holds my new Loopy Ewe water bottle that I got when I was at the Spring Fling. I LOVE this water bottle and the locking flip top. Even if you are not a knitter or a spinner, you may just want one of these!!
The cup holder arrived this week safe and sound. That's right. I think I have gotten the message across to both UPS and USPS and my packages are now being placed safely inside the container. Sophie is a bit disappointed, but she has found other things to destroy! (Like my cute little garden flag!). Good thing she's cute!!!
I also cast on a new scarf. It's Wendy's Feather and Fan pattern done lengthwise. I cast on 418 stitches (using a crochet cast on) and have knit one row. Phew. It's a lot of stiches. My new friend Dani from Germany (Dany on Ravelry) taught me the new cast on and has been a great encourager. She's even going to helping me with some advanced German! (Well, advanced for me!)
My new fun baking project has been Cake Balls. These are so easy to make and very delicious. These are very simple white cake/white frosting dipped in chocolate. I've also tried red velvet cake/cream cheese frosting dipped in white chocolate. The sky is really the limit with what you could do!! If you check them out, read the reviews.. there are lots of good comments and suggestions!
My tip for making these is the dipping chocolate that I have found to be the absolute best for dipping anything. It's a seasonal item that Ghirardelli puts out in the Fall (so probably not much help now!) I usually get it at Sam's Club. Has anyone else found a GREAT chocolate to dip with that is available all of the time? I'd love to know about it!
Well, big day around here!!! R is graduating today with his Master's of Accounting! He then leaves pretty much right away to take the first part (of 4) of his CPA exam. I'm so pround of him! Congratulations son!!
Until Next Time....