Thursday, December 29, 2011

Patience is a virtue

Today is a Very Busy Day full of me baking shortbread, owing to the fact that I really can't feel happy about not getting cookies out to all my neighbours over the Christmas break.  I'm not even super happy about putting on a Happy New Year! tag in place of the Merry Christmas! one, so I will definitely have to adjust my planning for next year, but more on that later.

What I want to tell you over my tea and toast (my motto: multitasking is good unless it involves tea and/or toast falling into your keyboard) is that I FInally got something else done that was very important to me.

According to my records, it's almost exactly two months since I posted about sneaking off from more urgent matters to spin a tiny quantity of fiber bought at the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter's Fair in September.  And I'd actually done the spinning a couple of weeks before that.  Well, Huzzah for me, because I've wanted to spin the rest ever since and I finally got to do it on Boxing Day:

That's six ounces of fiber, that is, and I spun five and plied it all in just one day, which is a record for me.

(or was until the day after Boxing Day, when I spun and plied all six ounces of the blue-green fiber I bought at the same time.  I'll post pictures of that post-cookie fest.  Assuming I still have daylight for pictures by then.)

Best of all: even after not spinning for so long, I still got all the fiber out looking pretty consistent for gauge, so I can probably making a Real Thing with it. 

I wonder what?

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