Thanks for the reprieve, friends. The last few weeks have been insane and I have a few more insane weeks coming up. Aside from the fact that I’ve finally hit that stage in pregnancy where I can no longer put my socks on by myself, I’ve also started a new position at my library with a lot of new responsibilities, including being ready for a new session of story times starting next week.
I’ve also planted our garden for a fall harvest of spinach, chard, broccoli and carrots. We’ve been in a drought most of the summer which killed our dye garden and flax field. Now that it has finally started to rain around here and the temperatures have dropped, we’re seeing tomatoes and peppers finally, though our plants got terribly viney in the heat. We’ll see what we can do before the end of the growing season.
My spinning activities are on the decrease. It is starting to become uncomfortable sitting in front of my wheel. I’m on the look out for solutions, but I may have to focus our live stream time on some different activities, like spindle spinning and fiber prep. I’ll also be looking at maybe getting a second-hand e-spinner, like the electric eel, to keep me spinning over the next 6 to 8 months.
With that in mind, I am scheduled to participate in Spinzilla again this year with team DMFibers’ Old School Spinners. They’re aware I’m spinning for two and that I might not be as productive as I usually am. The good news is our team is all about fun and camaraderie. Despite some event-wide drama last year, we’ve decided we’re in again, in support of each other. Spinzilla this year will last from October 1-7 and overlaps a trip to Denver. We’ll just say I’ll have plenty of empty spindles primed for the car ride.