All I've been doing the past week or so has been spinning silk hankies. Lots of silk hankies. This is the result. This is a 3-ply yarn that I will finally be able to use to continue knitting my silk shirt. After 4 ounces of silk hankies, I'm rather tired of spinning them. I really hope I have enough yarn to finish the shirt. I look forward to spinning other things.
My girlfriend and I picked blueberries this morning. The cold front that's been hanging over the midwest meant that it was a cold 50F this morning and we were bundled up in thick sweat jackets with the hoods up. I managed to pick a single bucket full before the cold of wet feet drove us back into the car and the heater. Kroger has 5 lbs. boxes of blueberries on sale so I supplemented my picking with some Michigan berries picked by someone else. Another friend and I have a date on Friday night to make some blueberry jam for her family. Before then, however, I'll be making some for myself. Well, to give away as presents this Christmas.
Speaking of jam, I'm also hoping to pick Concord grapes this September to make grape jelly, grape juice and possibly raisins. Hmm, I may have to take the following Monday off so I can get all the grapes processed and canned. I have to say, work seriously interferes with my play time.
Well, people, have a good week. It's time for bed.