Today I watched the Tour de France preview show and did a little practice spinning with some fiber that's been on the Prelude for months. It's merino and silk:
I think I must have forgotten a few of my spinning rules, like if the yarn breaks while pulling it through the orifice, then it's not spun tight enough. Clearly I'm going to have to Navajo ply to hold this yarn together.
The Tour's preview show featured all of the top contenders: Andy Schleck (I hope Frank Schleck is there to help him out this year!), Alberto Contador, Marc Cavendish, and some other men who will be racing, but I can't spell their names. Sadly no Lance Armstrong although he had a good run and deserves to rest on his laurels. I hope he comes back to racing one day as a commentator.
When I'm not spinning or doing housework, I'm working on a pair of socks for a co-worker and friend, Yvette. She didn't ask for the socks, I just realized that the yarn looks better in a smaller size than I wear and she's got cute little feet.
And to cut down on the eye-soreness of the colors, I decided to do away with continuing the pattern down the foot. I'm using Liberty Fiber fingering weight merino (75% merino 25% nylon) called forest walk. The reason I'm not in love with it is because it's superwash and it feels a little rough in my hands, but it makes for great socks. Superwash is great for friends who don't like to hand wash their knitted goods. The pattern is Dragonfly, and you can find it on Ravelry.
I must make time to prep some fiber (I haven't had time!), and to find my trindle. I can't be on Team Trindle and not have a trindle. Yikes!