Woohoo!!! Pre-season football has started!!! Dallas plays their first game this coming Friday night. Since I babysit for 3 of my grand children on Friday nights, I’ll be training my 3 year old grand daughter to be a football fan, (don’t tell her dad I will teach her to root for the Dallas Cowboys, he’s a Bears fan)! 😛 The oldest one (11 years old) isn’t interested, waited to long to indoctrinate her :P, and the youngest (1 year old) will be in bed by then ;P. So it’s Mady and me watching the Cowboys on Friday night :).
**UPDATE** Oh goodness, I missed Dallas’s first game which was on 8-13, where they lost to my 2nd favorite team, the Oakland Raiders. I can’t believe I missed their first game, sigh.
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I’m spinning the baby Alpaca (called a Cria) roving, that I bought at a fiber festival in TN last year, on my Ashford Traveler. This roving is sooooo soft, I can hardly wait to handle the yarn and knit it into a capelet. I’m not sure if the 6 ounces I have will be enough to do a shawl, I’ll see what the yardage is after I have finished spinning it all, it should be a heavy baby weight or light sport weight. If I think I have enough, I might do a shawl instead. The jury is out on what I really want tho. 🙂 I have plenty of time yet to make a decision.
Hand dyed superwash merino roving
This is some of the white superwash merino that I bought some time back. I dyed it with Wilton icing dye. I used the purple, and it broke into different shades of light purple, lavender and light blue. It’s actually a little bit more pastel than it looks in the picture, quite pretty. The last time I used the Wilton purple it was just different shades of purple and lavender. You just never know what you are going to get with the Wilton dyes, but they are fun to play with. This should be interesting to spin. 🙂