So... I'm done with the Teddy Bear production. Onwards and upwards.. I saw that KnitPicks (online sales only) brought out a new cotton that looks luscious, it's name is "Billow" and it looked very hand-spun and soft in the photos. It's packaged in twisted skeins which look oh-so-organic and handmade. The problem is.. winding it into a ball so you can actually USE it. :-) Dayle is my go-to guy for holding the skein while I wind these lovely balls. WELL.. this was the first one we endeavored to "tame" into a ball. OH MY GOODNESS! We had such a tangled mess it wasn't even funny. Kristi also took a turn or two to help us.. at one time three of us were working on it at once! It took at least 2-2.5 hours to get it done.The good news is that it IS soft and the colors are very earthy.. almost like clay and moss, etc. The bad news is the yarn often goes down to a very narrow, skinny thread. We'll see how it works when I use it.
Did I say soft? Oh yes.. it is.. yummy.
Here are the two balls that are wound.. when I told hubby that we have 3 more to do he almost went apoplectic. :-)
I do love their simple, organic, low tech labels.
I've pondered what I will make with this... I've never done a big granny.. a "Lucy" bag, a neat ripple.. or.. what would YOU make with this?
I have a project bag for it.. a vintage "basket purse" or "sewing basket". I have 3 of these.. I'd love more.. but don't tell hubby. LOL! :-)
On the home front.. we're enjoying having the kids around. Corbett School is 4 days - fridays off.. so tomorrow we're taking Kristi and the boys to the State Fair, while Travis sleeps. He works nights. That should be fun! Thanks to you all for your good wishes on our new "modern family" here on the farm. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)