Incredulously I am sick again! I have the flu again and I've lost my voice again. what a lovely flu season I'm having - LOL. At least I am not quite as incapacitated as I was the first time around. I don't know if this is a different flu or a relapse or what, but I've been sidelined and haven't got much to show for the last week or so.
I have had some energy for spinning. Spinning, unlike knitting, can be completely mindless for me. I was working on the gorgeous red Corriedale that I purchased at SOAR, but when I sampled it with the Ashland Bay merino/silk I didn't like the way the color combination was working. I love the 3-ply and that's the grist of yarn that I want, but the red merino/silk is too frosty and cool toned for the yarn that I am envisioning which is more of a passionate blood red. So I've put the red bobbins on time out while I figure out what to add to the mix to get the red that I want. Maybe I'll get the mojave merino mix or the cranberry merino mix from Ashland Bay.
Meanwhile, this little setback has given me the blues...
1. 3 different colors of bombyx/cashmere 50/50
2. merino/yak and merino/tussah
3. polwarth in a very loooooooooong color change from one blue to another
4. 2 different colors of merino/silk (I think bombyx)
I have decided to work on number 2 right now. I'm spinning it at laceweight and will ply those two together. I think it will make a gorgeous lace item - I'm already designing a shawl for it in my head.
I am supposed to be on my way down to California to clean out my old house and make my final move to Oregon, but things are on hold until we get better (Mr. Bonnet also has the dreaded flu) so I am in a holding pattern just waiting on my body to decide to kick the flu's tush. I guess that means a lot of spinning time for me - maybe I'll just get that blue done!