Then Sunday found us walking over to the local mall where I made up for Saturday by getting a sheep-load of stuff. Off-white thread, dark green thread, 2 glow in the dark stepping stones we'd been looking for for weeks/months now!, as well as some other stuff- oh- a gorgeous green bowl for me to keep my finished balls and skeins of yarn in so I am inspired to use them as well as just enjoy the sight of them and the satisfaction that *I* ( me?, I did that!?) made them!
I am telling you - this yarn making is right up there with being pregnant. I am fine with imperfection from myself! I figured I would not be happy with what I make/made as it is NOT what you can buy in the stores (eg: nice and even and smooth and even coloured,etc..)- it is thick and thin and not evenly spaced in the plying and sometimes there are fluffy bits sticking out that really shouldn't be there..... but for the most part I just don't care.... I actually *like* that they are not 'perfect'. And with the last yarn I made (pics. to come)- since it is made from batts that I had never worked with before ( the batt 'format'- not just the batts themselves, of course! LOL ) it is truly my very own yarn colourway decision. No way would anyone else have yarn just like this..... because I spin them at total random and whimsy.... too cool. Anyway......I digressed a bit, didn't I?......
When we hit Big W for some thread in lavender- I ended up getting 4! Three shades of purple ( dark, lavender, magenta-ish) & one of a light green (pastel mint green?). I find I enjoy plying with thread more than with another singles. But we also came home with balls of Sean Sheep wool that were on sale for $2 a ball! Now- these are normally $3 and $4 a ball so this was amazing to get 100% wool yarn ( 50g each) in really neat colours for that price! I only got 4 balls ( 2 each of some singles style yarn colours that compliment each other) and dh got some too- don't know the brand or remember the colours- but he as happy too! lol We are really getting to be wool fans. Who'd ever have thunk!? ;)
We also went to the beach later in the day- dug in the sand and enjoyed the surf sounds. The tide was coming in so we didn't stay long- but had a nice time. I prefer to walk- so did a little bit with the dog- but mostly spent time digging in the sand.
That was the best part of Sunday- the best part of Saturday has to do with the title (were you wondering??)- a lovely parcel of rovings arrived from "Ewe Give Me the Knits!". Let me tell you- that Mandie can pack a satchel! ( Thank You again, Mandie ) Inside were 5 very flatly smooshed rovings each in their plastic bags- ready to be liberated! OMG!
Here are the newest additions to our stash-