I am spinning some Southdown right now that I hope to make 3 ply socks with. I have a black garbage bag full of chocolate brown fleece that I washed a while ago. I carded this up on my drumcarder into batts and here is my first storage bobbin full with a 3 ply test taken at the beginning of spinning and one at the very end. There is a little inconsistency but hopefully when plied with two other bobbins this will be less noticeable.
I am running around make supper for Rosh Hashanah. Jewish holidays start the evening before and tonight is when you eat sweet foods for a sweet year. I am not what I would call religious but I like to have some traditions and this is one of them. I baked 2 challahs, which is egg bread, roasted a chicken and am cooking some winter squash. I have apples which you dip in honey. As usual with these things we have way too much food I think but once this squash is done we will try to eat what we can and the rest can go into the freezer. I am not a fan of eating leftovers for days after a meal. I had to do it growing up and never enjoyed it. I do like having pre-cooked frozen meals so I will freeze food and however long later I heat it up and have it so I don’t feel like I ate the same thing for days. This doesn’t work for things I have prepared and froze so I have to break this little rule of mine sometimes but in general that is what I do. There are not many Jews up in the Yukon so these holidays mainly consist of the meal.
L’shana tova everyone!
I got up this morning and did some spinning. The yarn I set yesterday is dry now but it is raining so the light isn’t great for pictures.
I am still visiting Pinterest and looking at pictures for studio inspiration. I have been listening to Sherlock Holmes and hope to actually make it through the audiobooks I have downloaded but haven’t finished listening to. I have read the Sherlock Holmes stories a long time ago but it is fun listening to them again.
I continued today with hauling one load of logs to be split in the wheelbarrow over to the wood splitter, one load to my stacked wood and stacking it and one load to the bottom of the steps for the house in addition to what is already in the house drying out. I know I won’t get it all done before we get a pile of snow but even if I get some done that will be good. Every year I get a little more stacked which means less digging through snow looking for wood that has been buried.
I seem to be getting fitter. My youngest is 3 so I thought I was going to stay at the size I have been for quite a while now. However, my clothes are starting to hang on me except for some which now fit fine but didn’t fit right before. I used to be rather fit before I had my first child, biking 14 km to get to work and back. I injured my back though and am only now able to do all this stuff and not be in a lot of pain. I also had 2 c-sections which didn’t help. It is a bit annoying actually having to buy new clothes when I don’t live near a clothing store but not being in pain is a good thing. I have been eating the same so I just must be more active. I have been quite happy with how I look for a while now so am not that bothered except I do need clothes. I have belts in the meantime.
I only got part of a puff done last night and I hope to finish it and start another one tonight. It would be great if I can make 2 blankets this winter. The other ones are getting a little worn so it is always good to have more in rotation.
Life is good.