I have absolutely no new knitting to share. I have been doing a fair amount of spinning though. I’ve filled a few bobbins with some two-ply, lace-weight yarn. It is a blend of wool from KnitPicks. Lots of gray shows here, but there are large stretches of periwinkle and fuschia twists as well. It needs blocking to set the twist and then I’ll calculate yardage and a project. I’m leaning towards a shawl.
In other news, A3 is extremely excited because she was given a class fish from her biology teacher. I clarified with said teacher that the fish wasn’t expected to be returned after summer vacation. The longevity of goldfish is iffy. Some last for years, while others barely make it several hours in a new tank. After much deliberation she finally settled on naming her new pet, “Jeff”. Jeff is the orange fish, Alphonse is our old man (we’re guessing on the sex) and he has outlived quite a few tank mates. He’s excited to have something other than a mirror for company.
The front of our house if a riot of roses. Some are barely shrubs, while more ambitious plants have stems four feet tall. I need to get out and tend to them (and the rest of the yard), but kid duties eat up all possible work time. Hopefully this weekend some progress will be made.
Just a few more weeks and another school year will be behind us. I don’t know whether to cheer or cry.
ps, the title is from the play, “Carousel”. I was a chorus member in a community play company that performed that in 1984. The roses reminded me of the song and now it’s stuck in my head.