Just when I thought life was getting back to normal, something always goes wrong. We are having out of town guests back to back from this week until next week. As soon as one is gone, the next person will be arriving. It's family coming to spend time with Melody so I don't mind at all. I have spent the last 2 weeks cleaning and organizing, but now it feels great to have the house neat for once.
Melody came down with a fever on Thursday night, but was still acting fine. Today, she is coughing (it sounds horrible) and she still has a fever. Plus, she is extra cranky. I was a little worried because she played with a neighbor's kid on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. He had strep throat, but his mother told me he wasn't contagious anymore and was continuing taking his medicine. I called her doctor this afternoon and they told me that it sounds as though she has a upper respiratory cold and that children her age are not susceptible to getting strep throat. Well, unless one of the family members has it and none of us has it. So, the poor little thing just has to fight through this on her own. It's hard listening to her cough as she is sleeping at night. I am trying really hard not to get sick, too. It was only weeks ago when the whole family was sick and we were all really miserable.
Since I have been cleaning and organizing, I was able to unearth my spinning wheel from a pile of laundry (that just needed folding) and other junk. My craft area is in the corner of my bedroom, so lots of things end up getting piled in front of it. It has been a while since I spun anything, but it got addicting pretty fast. The above photo is a merino/bamboo roving that has been a dream to spin. That's one bobbin full and the rest will go on another bobbin for a 2 ply.
I spun this up many months ago, but I forgot to blog about it. It's the January 2009 colorway from Funky Carolina's Fiber Club. The color is called Boom and it's Superwash BFL fiber.
I spun it into a 2 ply, Worsted-Bulky weight, 108 yards.
I received this fiber as a birthday gift this year from a friend. Fiber Optic Yarns, 50% Superwash Merino & 50% Tencel. The colorway is called Limehouse Blues. This was my first successful attempt at Navajo-plying. My first skein was such a mess, I threw it away. I still need more practice, but this skein didn't come out too badly. My hand movements was much more fluid after I got the hang of it.It's Super Bulky and I only got 48 yards. Not sure what I can do with such little yardage, but it has been hanging up in my room for me to look at for the last few months.