A finished object that, someday, will become a finished object!!
It is 1,042 yards of worsted weight yarn (2-ply) of my own spinning. The fiber is wool. Wool from Woolgatherers in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Unknown vintage or donator-sheep but I do know that the color is a sheep color, that is, undyed and I like it. Finished spinning and plying during my July 2011 staycation. Started maybe last year some time. It may become a vest in the future.
I've been absent from the blog, I know. Job changes, emptying the DC apartment, the trip home from DC, having to set up another apartment in a Milwaukee 'burb, summer heat, and just not wanting or having the energy to talk/write about it all are factors contributing to my absence. DH and I are still tight--all the change-related stuff is for the job--so don't get worried about the marriage. It is very nice to be home and closer to home. And I do mean Very.
An odd offshoot of all this change has been my need to change my day-to-day purse. Flying weekly and having desk drawers to stow things at work allowed me just use my back pack and a wallet or my "city" bag (actually a Lexie Barnes bag from last year (not the print pictured) - Love!) and my wallet. Now, I don't have a fixed place I go every day and I've got to--or want to--use a larger purse but the old "city" bag isn't the 'image' I want since I would like to project a more polished look due to contact with what I'll call the public. A big flowered bag just isn't working for me; unfortunately, because the interior of the bag is the best with tons of pockets and the exterior never shows wear...but I'm digressing. I'm alternating weekly between my old purses and briefcase bags to see if they'll work for me in this phase of work. One of my "old" bags (ha!) holds everything but just in a jumble-irritating. (I think there's a Freudian slip there somewhere) Do you have any favorite bags that you think I might like? Feel free to make suggestions. Please.
I just finished reading Theirs Not To Reason Why: A Soldier's Duty by Jean Johnson. It was a good read and is also the beginning of a series. I believe this author is starting to write SciFi after spending time in the Romance genre. I will probably look at some of her other work; she had an interesting and enjoyable writing style.
I'm enjoying the cooler weather Wisconsin has been blessed with this weekend and, as usual, doing my laundry on Sunday. I hope you all enjoy the coming week.