Sunday, February 10, 2008

It's All about the Eyes. . .

That would be the eyes of the storms that missed us this past week, but wreaked havoc in the State below us. I personally live two miles north of Tennessee, and the tornadoes that ran though last Tuesday night were not personally devastating, but they were definitely personally memorable, as Caryn and I were alone with the doggies and quite scared to go to bed!

Got my eyes checked on Monday evening and have a new prescription, yeah! Maybe this will help with the constant headaches. Yesterday, I had to have the dilation of the eyes so the Dr. could see the optic nerve. All is well there, but it was finally a bright sunny day, and I ended up with a headache all day that wouldn't go away.

First off, I must apologize for the size of these pictures! I am still not moving at normal speed, I don't think!

I tried to do some Navajo plying, where I normally sit to spin, and nope, that wasn't workin'! So, I moved onto the carpet, and then I couldn't see the yarn coming off the bobbin:

Ok, so try looking at it this way:

But, now you must imagine that your eyes are not entirely seeing this against that carpeting! Ok, well, I managed to move off the carpet and onto the hardwood flooring and then managed to do this:

I really liked the color of that shirt underneath the skein, and thought I would be able to crop it out, but, well, I guess I wasn't seeing things very well yesterday. Here is another shot:

Considering how bad I felt, I don't think I did that bad a job with it, I do think it is over plied, but after I soaked it I whacked it and snapped it pretty good, and it all seems to be ok today.

I plan to do the second bobbin today. This skein above was 4 oz. of Goblin Eyes from Spunky Eclectic's Fiber Club, and I got 149 yards from it. I have another full bobbin to do, so then it will be the uuummmhh, what do I do with 300 yards of this? Hhhhmmn? I will probably do some fingerless gloves or maybe some mittens.

So, Chris took me to the metropolis of Bowling Green last night, and I found some glasses I really like. Have to go back on Monday to get them all worked up as we got there late, and the place needed to call the insurance to even work them up! I plan on two pairs this year, as I need a pair of sunglasses too. Well, that's it from my corner of the world, so I leave you with a Happy Valentine's Day and Big

From Me!


Marmee said...

Can't wait to see the new glasses!!
Hugs back and happy fiber. Spinning is so fulfilling, isn't it??

Ashley said...

Your plying looks beautiful! You ARE going to bring it Tuesday night for all to admire, right?! Picking out new glasses is frustrating, but it's so fun to get a new look! Can't wait to see yours :)

Yosemite said...

I have been reading some back posts and I noticed you have the clock skeiner for your Rose. Can you tell me if you like it? I just got a Suzie Pro and when my Joy is sold I want to get a skeiner and drum carder. Your opinion would be greatly appreciated.

Melanie said...

Hugs to you, June! Goblin Eyes looks great - you did a fine job of the plying. Don't you just love whacking the skeins?

Gammy aka Peggy said...

Glad you guys are okay. The yarn is gorgeous!!!! Can't wait to see it knitted up.