Well, we are gearing up once again for the Tour de France KAL. It starts July 5 and if you want more info, go here and read all about it. There are some terrific badges this year designed by Meg's coworker. I am planning to knit the Adamas shawl that the yarn harlot just finished. I wanted to try a lace shawl and when I saw her finished project, it spoke to me. I've ordered my yarn and will attempt to earn a polka dot jersey (for those tackling a tough project which doesn't have to be finished before the end of the race, although I'd like to finish). Kate and I are team leaders and are getting excited. Check it out and if you're interested, sign up soon. There are a limited number of spaces!
PK, who is a bad influence on me, suggested we take a "mental health day" on Tuesday. That's what we call it when the alarm goes off and we just can't make ourselves go to work. So, we stayed home and played with our toys all day. I pulled out the spinning wheel (he played with some power tools. I'm going to need my blocking frame when I finish that shawl!)and decided to be brave and spin up the beautiful roving that Georgie sent me after I had my surgery. It was so lovely and soft to work with after the scratchy romney. Here's what it looked like. It's still a little uneven in spots but overall, it's gorgeous. It was hard to get a photo that showed the color. And yes, that is my pasty white leg behind the beautiful yarn. I was so pleased with it. I'm trying to spin a little each day so I can get better. Unfortunately, the foot I need to use for the treadle is the one I dislocated 3 years ago and the constant motion makes it achy. No spinning for me today. And no, I can't use my left foot. It's not coordinated enough.
I did have some help with the spinning.
Have a peaceful weekend, all. We are predicted to have temps in the high 90's (37C) ! Last week we were in the 60's and wondering if it would ever get warm. Well, I guess the answer to that is YES.