|This Angora and Jacob crepe yarn is luxuriously soft.|
My fiber efforts have concentrated on plying my crepe yarns. After doing the dark brown, light brown and gray yarns shown above--about 10 ounces worth of yarn in total, I still have half a bobbin of the angora singles! The angora was a joy to spin and has a softness that is silky, smooth and delicious. It deserves to be plied with something similarly wonderful, so I dug out a bump of Targhee--a lovely springy fleece-- to create another crepe yarn with the angora. Spinning that has also been a dream and I managed to fill a bobbin over the weekend. I hope to continue this progress and have something to show you next week.
I also hope to be picking my own lettuce next weekend. Did I tell you my garden is going great? I have flowers on my tomatoes, two little summer squash forming, and the green beans are already climbing the trellis. I felt a bit like a character in Jack and the Beanstalk planting them a couple of weeks back, all the time wondering if they would bring me the gold I craved--in this case loads and loads of beans, enough to save into the winter. I love green beans. With broccoli and spinach it is my favorite vegetable. In the meantime, I have blank spots in my garden waiting for when I can plant the latter.
Thinking of broccoli, I planted all my little purple sprouting seedlings and they've grown quite big but give no sign of providing food. I worry, because summer is coming on quickly and I'm not sure what will grow. But this is okay. I have more seeds for later summer when broccoli will have a chance to bloom in fall. I am still fairly new to vegetable gardening, so I have things to learn. Trial and error works for me.