Fibre Week which will be held at Olds College in Alberta. I've done a bunch of weeding, lots of laundry, checking and labeling yarn samples and digging out equipment that I'll need. If I didn't need to bring a whole mess of spinning tools, I could have packed all my clothes into a carry on and have been done with it. However, over half of the suitcase is filled with tools and equipment, so I'm ending up having to take a carry on bag as well, for those things I don't want to risk losing or having to wait on should my baggage get delayed. So much for traveling light!
Early this spring, the grocery store had potted tomato plants for less than $6. On a whim, I bought one. I'm amazed at how many tomatoes are on it already. While the garden tomatoes should start to produce later this summer, this plant should have ripening fruit before too long.
The Wiegla is quite old and while it's bloomed fairly nicely, it was getting not only huge but straggly as well. Last summer I took the pruners too it and lopped off all sorts of branches, thinning it out and trying to tame it somewhat. This spring it is covered in pink blossoms. There are more flowers than ever!
A week of spinning has the merino/silk blend now filling up half a bobbin. It's going to be a long haul to finish this up. I did take a picture, but it looks pretty much the same as this, only more of it.
photo. The stripes would likely obscure a pattern anyway, so I will do a plain jane, ribbed sock.