I've been able to work a lot more lately. I even had a 5 day week. Last week was 4 days, but it probably could have been 5 - it's just that all the schools were closed on Friday. We've had some seriously fucked up weather lately. Oh, nothing will happen, BAM 60 MPH WINDS AND 5 INCHES OF RAIN. Oh, it's gonna come back tonight, HA JUST KIDDING NOTHING HAPPENED AND YOU STAYED HOME FOR NOTHING. I can't follow it any more. It's like May all over again, with the added bonus of potential freezing. So even though Friday was lovely, there were a lot of power outages and flooded roads from Thursday night's opening of the hellmouth.
On Saturday, I went to New England Textile Arts' Spin, Knit and Spa. It's a little bit like a craft fair, but just yarn and fiber and notions. People come up here and stay, and hang out in hotel lobbies and knit and spin. I went last year and I spent an obscene amount of money, back when I actually had some, and back when I felt a moral obligation to bolster the economy. Now, not so much. I had actually made a goal about not buying yarn until March, and of course had forgotten about Spa, which is the next-to-last day of February.
I actually didn’t buy any yarn – I just bought one batt that I will eventually spin into yarn. It was expensive, but I’ve been coveting it for a while. And I only bought the one thing, deciding that instead of buying the other one I wanted as well, I’d see if I’d really spun up a lot by this time next year. I did go home and do some practice spinning on my practice roving. I think I'm getting a little better at it, but I'm still pretty much doing worsted singles with my spindle. But it's something. Someday I'll be brave enough to set a twist. I'm not even going to pretend I'll knit with it any time soon, though. Let's be realistic. I'm kind of a hoarder.