I am joining in with T Stands for Tuesday where we share a beverage related post.
Our hostess is Bleubeard and Elizabeth. To join in at the T Party please click on button in my right hand column.
The talk of the weather this week is--lots of rain, storms and temps that feel like September-fall days--Loving it!
Last week I showed how I was using my blending board to make rolags for spinning with baby alpaca and bison fibers. I did a niddy noddy full and decided I didn't care for it. The lengths of the two fibers were just too different. and I really didn't want the yarn to be varigated. What I had envisioned was the fibers to be more blended-to accomplish that I would need to hand card the two together on fine carders.
After thinking about that, I decided I really wanted bison fiber spun not a blend with another fiber. I think doing it by hand would have taken away from the character of the bison fiber.
When I had first purchased the bison fiber and tried to spin it with my drop spindle it was too fragile to do that, that is where I got the idea I needed to blend it with something else.
On my new fb group a member suggested to spin it with a supported spindle. I tried this out with my drop spindle-just put the point into a vintage glass salt bowl-it went much better-and then I got to thinking two years ago at a hand spindle class that I had taken, I received a modified russian support spindle. It is modified because it has a hook on the top instead of only a point. With my hands now it is a struggle to make yarn with the traditional-but after a spindle full with my modified russian-wow I was so thrilled-couldn't get enough spinning bison fiber and more bison fiber in fact after two years this is finally the nicest yarn I have ever spun.
Sooooo even more excited now with my accomplishement
I also started spinning the baby alpaca fiber on my drop spindle-loving it.
Over the weekend I had just enough cucumbers from my garden and garden sweet peppers from a neighbor to make my chunky sweet relish. A two day process from start to canned
For my beverage I decided on a diet lemon lime soda with a splash of gluten free vodka.
When I was going through boxes of packed items I found two of these pottery glasses. I used to have a whole set of these dishes-loved them-now I am down to most of the serving pieces, cups and these glasses-they go well with my handmade pottery pieces.
and for a treat-so nice to have a gas stove-I made me a s'more with cinnamon gluten free graham crackers and a well toasted marshmallow
Happy T Day everyone!
Oh and today I had a soap making day. I use the all natural melt and pour glycerin soaps that are creamy with butters, goat milk and buttermilk, honey. I had a small order for a friend and since I needed soap for me I made several bars just for me.
This one is in my favorites list-calendula soap that I add in loads of calendula petals. The color in the petals also colors the white soap base a bit too-
Today I also made soap where I added in pink himalayan salt to the soap and for a third bar I also filled up soap in large dragonfly molds. Bathing fun!!
salt bars out of the molds