Today we finally have truly cooler weather! Hooray! Except for the fact that the lawns are an emerald green and the trees are all fully leafed (and green), it’s almost like fall!
Cooler weather always makes me more enthusiastic about fiber arts. The other day when I was sitting out on the porch carding wool, it was sticky and (although not in the upper 90’s) somewhat warm. Yesterday it was nicer and I managed to finish carding it all!
This morning I wound the yarn off the bobbin that I had been working on and tried spinning some of the new wool. It didn’t go so well. Spinning from rolags means it’s easier to draft, but because I am not an expert carder, all the fibers are not lined up. Plus, I’m still new at this. I’m having major issues getting the yarn to wind on the bobbin. I really could use someone who knows how to spin to look at my spinning wheel and help me troubleshoot it. Ah well…
Also this morning, the temperature was 53 (!!!) and someone actually needed socks for the first time in simply months.
Of course, she pulled them off directly, so I’m going to be working on some booties that fit her with ties (so they stay on). I pulled out some superwash merino wool that should be easy and practical.
What are you doing today? Any cooler weather activities?