I was so inspired by the NWRSA meeting that I came home and pulled out the bag of Romeldale/Rambouillet roving that Sue Flynn gave me a couple years ago. I had no plans for it so my spinning has been intermittent. I took care of that - it's done!
I have done very little spinning with fine crimpy wool and was really surprised at how much shrinkage occurred when I fulled a skein. It's really lovely yarn and I'm knitting a swatch to determine what happens next.
We had two 6th grade basketball games this week, there will be no games during Thanksgiving week, and then two games a week for three more weeks. It's a really short season and Evan (#2) just started playing a couple weeks ago. He really likes it and we're having fun watching the games with other parents and grandparents. (Click for big)
I selected about 4 ounces of fiber and I divided it into four groups since my drum carder is pretty full with just 1 ounce of fiber. I'll card it tomorrow.
These are the "dusk" colors I'm working with and while I'd like something brighter next time I still haven't placed a yarn order so will have to do another muted palette, yet undetermined. There's still too much to do to spend much time in the studio yet.
Sunday marks one month in our house and we've settled in quite well. Now it's about the details, like hanging pictures. I picked up the reframed prints from Michael's yesterday but when I got them home, was disappointed to see that three of the four mats had been mismeasured. I am meeting son Matt tomorrow afternoon to look at bathroom tile and since the place is near Michael's will take them back then. I've been really looking forward to hanging them in our nekkid bedroom so I'm pretty disappointed.
Speaking of disapointment, this is the master bath. Ian calls the shower the "time machine" from the movie. It's the smallest shower I've ever used and Melissa said it's like the one in their RV. To the left of the scale is a short pink spa tub. The counter is only 29.5" high so you have to bow to the sink to brush your teeth. Matt has plans to tear this out and make a real bathroom, hence the tile shopping.
The hot tub was serviced Monday, drained and filled. Ian had his very first hot tub experience in his life on Wednesday while I was at the guild meeting. I've used a hot tub a half-dozen times in my life and we've never owned one so this is new new new. The corner seat has neck jets that pummel my shoulders and lower neck. It feels great, though I had Ian turn down the temp as I was getting cooked. My old bathing suit is going to require replacement as it's pretty worn out, like me :)