The weekend raced by as weekends do. Saturday I went to Sue's last Saturday of the month spin-in. I took the Joy and continued spinning the lovely blue, turquoise, mostly dark grey mohair. I realized when I was packing up stuff to take that I hadn't worked on it since New Year's Day, when I spun it at the last spin-in at Sue's. I finished a full bobbin. I'll end up plying this, so started another to go with it and the bobbin of boucle I made from the same roving. It's very silky and I love spinning it. The Joy has been sitting in it's bag because I've been using my spinning time on the silk / merino using the Schacht and the Shetland on the spindle.
The Weekend sweater debuted Sunday morning for brunch and a trip to the museum. C and I headed into town to see the Paisley show at RISD. It's very small, occupying only one small gallery, but lovely. Most shawls were mid 1800S about evenly split between Scottish from the town of Paisley and Indian. The Indian pieces worked from goat fiber (could this be a description of unrefined cashmere?) & wool. A show of Fred Sommers works opened in the photo gallery downstairs and although another smallish exhibit, worth seeing. Sunday mornings are about the only time that parking is available AT ALL near the museum. Then we went over to a favorite Indian restaurant for brunch, mmmmm... I had very spicy mussels and a cucumber salad. (Don't laugh Cindy, I'm predictable, and I don't want to let the weight creep back, now do I?)
A new project is underway. I started the sleeve of the Must Have Cardigan as my 'swatch'. Yarn is Paton's Classic Merino, color: Dark Olive. Very soft. After the first 6 pattern rows I ran to the computer to make a spreadsheet to map out the different repeats. I knew learning these programs wools come in handy, who knew, for knitting??
My broadband crapped out off and on all last week and finally bit it on Sunday morning. My dial up was connecting at 32 bps so I was very unhappy. I spent too much time on it, ruined my already fragile attitude and still don't know why it's working now and why my home network that I REALLY do need is not working. Tech support says a new router is in order, I'm thinking software, but who the hell am I? And how to prove it. Arghh.. Monday may not be the day to tackle this problem. It means trying to actually contact the gods at Microsoft. The mountain they live on is generally unreachable. Guess they are too far off the plebeian grid for their own technology (LOL). Is it me or is TypePad also very slow.
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