It's 89% Coopworth/11% silk noil and I'm having a blast spinning it up! The tag says it's called "King's Ransom."
I keep stopping, pulling some off the bobbin and letting it twist back on itself to see how the "real" yarn is going to be. I'm trying not to spin all this up right now so that I can enjoy the process, but it's so hard!! I keep telling myself "just fifteen more minutes, then I'll quit" and then it's been a half-an-hour. LOL!
Time is really getting away from me! I'll be teaching at the Snake River Fiber Fair this year in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and I need to start getting ready for that. I'll be teaching a three-hour class on using and making charts for knitting, as well as a three-hour class making jewelry for your knitting: abacus bracelets and stitch markers. It should be really fun! Unfortunately the other classes I'm interested in taking are on the same day, so that's a bummer. I'll be able to make the dinner on Saturday night and the spin in afterwards, though, so that's good.
For Christmas a few years ago I made my Dad a quilt with trombones on it, and my Mom entered it in a quilt show there in Idaho Falls. Turns out it got a rosette for "best use of theme!" My Mom says she took a picture but they're kinda busy enjoying Yellowstone so they haven't sent it yet. :-) Here's a picture from when they hung it up:
That's about all that's fit to post around here. I've got a sunburn from being outside all day practically yesterday (Ryan REALLY loves his new bike) so I'm kinda tired today. It's rainy today so it's a good day to stay inside and recover from yesterday.