Here in my car, I feel safest of all.

You know, I understand the appeal of public transportation. Should I be able to shed this Florida coil and move to New York City any time soon, while I'll miss driving, the thing I'll miss the least is car troubles.

Had a flat tire last week. Had a bunch of stuff done to the car this past weekend. This morning? Got pulled over and issued THREE tickets.

My car is a black hole and it's sucking up every bit of my spare cash.


I am at the end of my rope today. Thank goodness I get to go home and spin.

Last night I went up to the yarn store. It was something of a grand old time. One of the women had brought her drop spindle and POUNDS of roving so that I could teach her how to spin. That was great.

I like teaching. And teaching fiber stuff? So much fun. I talked to the store owner and we might do a day where I teach drop spindling. That would be awesome.

Because I taught her to use her spindle, she gifted me with some roving.

It's not in a pot on my stove for any particular reason. It just…. It seemed the thing to do this morning before work when I was taking pictures!

When I got home last night, I pulled out my wheel because I just couldn't wait. I love the lemony-limey colors of the roving. Even though I can't wear yellow. It makes me look sick. As in on-my-deathbed sick. Ahem.

Look at how cheerful this yarn is going to be! The plan is to spin it all fine, and then turn it into a two-ply. A lot of work, but I think it will be worth it. And, given how much I'm going to be spending paying off these tickets…. Well, it's good that I'll have something to keep me occupied.

In addition to the spinning last night, I picked up the shawl. I LOVE how it turned out. A little blocking makes a world of difference.

I can't wait to give it to Granny June!


7 Responses to “Here in my car, I feel safest of all.”

  1. Trista Says:

    The shawl is beautiful!

  2. fiberfetish Says:


  3. Heather Says:

    That shawl is gorgeous. You are so very talented. πŸ™‚

  4. Shirley Says:

    This is the first time I’ve visited your site. I don’t do any kind of handwork, but enjoying reading of your thrills at buying yarn. πŸ™‚ The finished products are beautiful…and I suppose, also are the balls of thread.



  5. Leslie Says:

    Beautiful work; I love the bright yellow roving. Certainly a nice way to cheer up a day that wasn’t so great!

  6. Stacy Says:

    Beautiful shawl! I have been looking for a similar pattern to make one for my mother, but haven’t had much luck finding a worsted weight lace pattern that I like. Where did you find the lace stitch?

  7. fiberfetish Says:

    Heather — Thank you.

    Shirley — Thank you for the kind words!

    Leslie — Isn’t it a wonder what easter egg dye can do for roving?

    Stacy — The pattern was a simple lace pattern I picked up a long time ago in a stitch dictionary. I don’t even know what it’s ACTUAL name is. If I can find the book again, I’ll post it here. As for lace patterns for worsted weight…. If it’s a fairly simple lace pattern, I’ve found that the weight of the yarn doesn’t really change much — well, obviously it changes the size of the finished garment, but the look of the lace…. I almost always learn lace repeats on worsted weight (just easier for me to see), and it almost always looks just as good as it does on laceweight yarns.

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