I must admit I haven't picked up my needles in the last week. It's just been to hot and we don't have air conditioning.... so this is what I've been doing instead of knitting.
Last weekend we went to Brown County, Indiana for the Ukulele World Congress. I know this sounds pretty impressive but we rough camped in a field for the weekend. No running water, no electric and those lovely porta potties. My husband is into his uke playing like I'm into all my crafts. So this was my weekend to support his passion.
This is our 13' Scamp camper we lovingly call "The Man Cave". We love our little Scamp and as you can see my husband set it up trying to keep me in the shade at all times.
My reward was getting to spend some time with our daughter, son in law and grandson Ben. They live in Kentucky which is just about 75 miles from where we were so they drove up so we could spend Sunday together. Ben wanted to see his PawPaw play the ukulele.
Once home I decided, since it was sunny and still really hot, it would be a good time to wash some Suri fleece.
a beautiful white....
and an awesome brown....
These are the fleeces I plan on spinning for the Team of Wonder Tour de Fleece. There is still plenty of time to join so link on over to Ravelry and join the team for lots of spinning fun.
Since spinning been on my mind lately, I got to looking and found I had a full bobbin of medium fawn spun up and half a bobbin of light fawn. So I finished spinning up the light fawn, went through my stash and found a beautiful hand dyed mohair boucle that I picked up last year at Michigan Fiber Festival from Betty Todd/Mohair in Motion.The mohair boucle is a mix of 78% mohair and 13% wool and the color is called Autumn. It has shades of tans, browns and what looks like black in this picture but is really a very deep green.
I managed to get some plyed this morning for a preview of what the yarn will look like.
Happy Fiber Arts Friday and I'm looking forward to reading what everyone else has been up to this week.