Beth Smith

Still More Pinks and Oranges and Buster Boys

Update on the Godiva Valentine’s chocolate. I ate the last piece yesterday. You guys thought I finished it a long time ago, didn’t you. Nope. I was hoping for the Mother’s Day chocolate chest. Didn’t happen:-(

Not that my butt needs it.

On to happier news.Here is the finished yarn I spun on my Forrester spindle. It’s about 18 wpi. 4 ounces. 512 yards of drapey loveliness. This is made from Abby’s Batts and it is her standard sock blend I believe. I’m not making socks from it. It may be a small shawl…or I may just carry it around and pet it.
This is the next skein for the color shifting shawl and it’s laying on a matching batt – which at this point is almost spun. These are actually a lot pinker than shows in the picture. I really am enjoying this process but am still not completely settled on what pattern I will use. Maybe I should just try to do a design of my own and stop being a weenie.

A portion of the first batt in this color is on the Matchless. I was having trouble matching the grist (too thick and over twisted) of the first skein using the 15.5:1 ratio and so I switched to the Majacraft Suzie Pro at 11.8:1 and everything is going swimmingly now. Don’t ask me why. But if you have any ideas you could tell me why. If it helps the Matchless was set up for DD and of course the Pro is Scotch Tension. Hhhhmmmm.
And here are the benefits of being a boy in a house where your mom gets lots of deliveries. I got a restock of plenty of fiber on Wednesday and so I brought the box home. There have been meals and naps and hide and seek and TV watching in this box. He’s a happy little man.

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