Monday, August 10, 2009

I'm Meeellllting!!

Seriously kids, it's 103 degrees out there. According to some super-smart web site, we've got 35% humidity. I personally think super-smart web site is wrong. Oh! And hurricane season started a bit ago. Mother Nature - 1, Megan - 0.

I will say though, that Mother Nature was very good to me this weekend. I ran away from my lovely town and went to visit a dear family down at the beach. Many kisses and hugs to them. It was a great time - NO stress, good drinks, good people and good music. Wilmington, NC has a lovely 900 seat amphitheater. Sunday night, we went and listened to Donavon Frankenreiter and Gary Jules. I opted to linkey you to sites where you could listen. Both men are very talented. And I'm a sucker for acoustic guitar. Just sayin'.

It was a great venue - I now feel the need to stalk their concert line up. Oh yes, and I went to the beach. I did not knit. Nope, no sock knitting. I don't know what came over me. Some how, I managed to survive!

Here are some pretties for you to look at!

Top left is 6 oz of BFL "Sock Stripes" from Zarzuela. Upper right is my August-September SAL Fiber from All Spun Up.

Front and center is yarn that has been named "Deep Blue." Some where (I can't remember - you know my brain is no good) someone commented that it reminded them of ice burgs in the middle of the ocean. It was spun up from that batt (here's the old post) that I so carefully and methodically planned. Although I am tickled with the results, this was a long haul project. In order to make sure that my long areas of color matched, I weighed each bobbin at the end of each color, distributing the fluff for the next color so that I had about the same amount (in weight) on each bobbin. Just so happens I did a good job - I only had about 2 yards left on one bobbin. Woot!

I enjoyed spinning this up, even though it was a pain in the ass. Although I will admit, it is a monster that I created, it has completely motivated me to master n-plying.

I hope your Monday was a good one! I'm going to prepare myself for tonight's Weeds episode. I'm still hold on to the hope and the dream that Conrad will return.



Cookie said...

You win!

It's 101F here, but only 14% humidity. If it was much higher, I'd make the national news. o.0

Love the spinning! You did a wonderful job with that project.

I'm so glad you had a good weekend away.


Opal said...

103F? eeks!

you did so well with that yarn, it's just gorgeous.

it sounds like such a fantastic weekend! i'm so happy you enjoyed it. :)

Daniele said...

Oh, that Deep Blue is gorgeous, Megan! Well worth the effort you put into it.

It's only been in the 80-90 degree range here, but super humid over the weekend.... Nice couch potato weather! :)

Glad you had fun on your trip!!

Manise said...

Hehe. That was me regarding the iceberg reference and your beauteous skein!

Sounds like you had a great weekend!