As I thought, this yarn is coming out lighter than the yarn for the heels and toes. I'm almost done with the first 2 ounces on this bobbin. I'm going to ply from two bobbins instead of from a center-pull ball like I usually do. Four ounces of sock-weight singles in a center-pull ball would take ages to ply and it would be harder to put it down and take a break.
My guild has its monthly meeting on Saturday. The same day as the spring Fiber Expo. The girls and I, as soon as the guild meeting is over, will be heading off to the Expo. None of us needs anything but we've all been cooped up over the winter and anything that gets us out and about is not to be missed.
Thanks to Gayle and Helen for leaving me comments on my roving idea. I really could use all of your opinions and ideas.
I'm starting to get excited about the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival in May. My friend Sheri has introduced me to Freezer Bag Cooking and I've printed a number of recipes that sound good. What is Freezer Bag Cooking you ask? You take your freeze-dried or dehydrated ingredients and add them to a quart-size freezer bag. Then, at your campsite, you add boiling water and wait 10 minutes or so for the food to rehydrate/cook. Mostly, these recipes were developed for backpackers who want their packs to be as light as they can get them. I'm interested in good food that doesn't take a lot of work. After a long day at a fiber festival, I'm hot, I'm tired and I don't want to work for my food. The hard part for me will be picking just a few recipes to take with me. I plan on trying them out before we leave for Maryland. I don't want to get out there and find my dinner is terrible. Personally, I'd rather eat out, in nice, clean air-conditioned restaurants but my camping partner would rather save that money for more fiber. I can see her point which is why I'll be picking some recipes to try between now and May. I can hardly wait!