My latest completed skein. It’s Lorna’s Laces Roving in the Asian colorway. When I got these rovings in in December I was a little disappointed with their feel. They weren’t as soft as the Lorna’s yarns. But I looked at this particular color over and over and finally decided to try it out. It was spun on the Schacht Matchless double treadle using double drive. I did plenty of experimenting as you can see from the unevenness of the yarn. There was the short forward draft, the short backward draft and a little long draw thrown in there just for spite. This stuff takes some patience to spin. Predrafting and preparation is a huge key to being successful. I must say that the finished product feels good. I like the weight of it and I like the drape.
Yes we did go to the Renaissance Hotel and it was quite fab. We got an upgrade to a junior suite. That means that we had a bedroom with a full bath and a living room with a half bath. Both had televisions and floor to ceiling windows . The above photo is of my morning breakfast right before we left.
The next photos are the view out our windows. This one shows the Windsor Casino across the Detroit River. Hello Canadians!
Down the river a little bit – not showing up well in this picture is the bridge into Canada. I love this bridge and think it is very pretty.
The Renaissance Center is HUGE. It houses the Marriott as well as the world headquarters for General Motors, a shopping center, food court and several very nice restaurants. We had lunch at Seldom Blues. It was a very good lunch and I’d like to go back for dinner. They have live music in the evening and a completely different dinner menu.
We had room service for dinner and I won’t go into details about any other parts of the trip.
Lou left this morning to head back to Delaware and I will hopefully see him in a week and a half for the Police at the Palace at Auburn Hills. I know that’s a link to Sting’s website but he is babelicious, no?
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I think I see my house in that last pic. 😉
Sting? Really. How I envy you. I saw a great PBS Great performances of him and another guy just doing Medieval or Renaissance pieces using lutes. It was super fanstic. Have fun.