When we were in Arizona last month, our herpetologist friend Roger (one of the stars of the book Katie of the Sonoran Desert) and his lovely wife Dianna took us out for a great Mexican dinner. We had a lovely time and Dianna surprised me with a gift:
Hand-dyed silk, waiting to be spun! What a thoughtful thing to give me. Dianna has read my blog and knows that I knit, and in fact I also want to learn to spin. So I am looking forward to spinning this silk myself at some point. I don't know a whole lot about spinning, but my neighbour at the farm kitty-corner to ours is a member of the local spinning and weaving guild and owns a spinning wheel. At some point, I am hoping for a lesson! Maybe I can use a drop-spindle for this.
I just love the colours! Some of my very favourite shades.
Right now I have too much to do and not enough time, and it's driving me crazy. I am trying to prioritize things in my life and figure out how to do more of the things I love doing, and less of the crap I hate doing. I have been wanting to learn to spin for years and have had trouble finding the time, so I'm keeping this silk in plain view to remind me that I need to get my priorities sorted out.
I am not enchanted by the weather forecast either. Six days of rain, starting tomorrow? My only consolation is that Environment Canada is always getting forecasts wrong!