I asked my sweetie to put up a couple of shelves over my desk. After much discussion about whether we would attach them to the wall or have it free standing, I let it be his choice. After a brief discussion about what it might look like, this is what I received. There was a complaint that it would have been cheaper to purchase an antique shelf, after I tallied up what the milk paint would cost to finish it. However, I've been using leftover paint here. Not quite the same finish, but it's looking pretty good. Just a bit more painting to do, and I'll post a finished photo.
Playing around with greens and yellows, plus slogging away on my homework. It takes me longer to spin up the fibres I dislike. Soy silk was one of those. However, when blended with some Merino, it turned out to be something quite yummy. It still took a bit to spin, because I ended up blending a bit more than I'd anticipated, plus other chores got in the way. It's so soft and lovely. Because there is about 60% Merino, I was able to use a long draw, which was also a nice change. So far, all the man-made fibres I've used have required a short forward draw with lots of twist. A bouncy, squishy, soft longdraw yarn was almost like a holiday.