Bella, OOH! Spinning outside is a lovely idea! I did it once back in February I think but got a burn. Need to remember to do it in the late afternoons... I am excited to see what you get done out there. Will it be more seasonal I wonder? Astor, how many batts do you have? I decided I don't really like spinning from batts as much. Maybe I just done have the knack down. I will get plenty of practice this year, though. Do you have any tips?Thank you both for your tips on felting those hats. I don't know if it will work, but I will try it again, sometime.
I am getting 11 rovings and 1 batt in the mail today. Hooray tax return! Other than that I have most of the fleece I combed in March, most of 3 new raw dirty stinky fleeces in my garage, and about 1/2 lb each blue and brown rovings from the Sheep Shed. I was feeling limited on what I could make. So few choices! but now I have plenty coming in today. One of what's coming in is straight black so I can finally ply February's diamond batt and get it off my spindle.
Currently on my wheel I am attempting cocoons. I got my first issue of Spin Off yesterday and am debating continuing my subscription. Thoughts? But yes, there is an article about cocoons and that's basically the idea I was having with using noils so I have some un-dyed Rambouilet being spun as singles with some Easter-egg-dyed bright pink cocoons throughout. Started last night. Almost done. So happy! I'll admit, they're not all great, but I do think I am learning and that's what's important, right? I should reread the article, though. Maybe without Children running about.
Also, I made some storage hammocks for Ptarmic Wumpus
(which I will be posting the "patterns" soon, Bella) in a personal swap but the first prototype I got to keep for myself, which is good because I really like it. It currently holds ALL of my handspun. But how much longer will it hold?
So what should my goal this month be? Wash all the raw wool so the cat will stop peeing in it?