I picked this roving up from the post office this morning. It’s called Black Opal and Queen of Colours, it’s a combed Llama Silk by Violet Linx she is based in Russia and her offerings are wonderful. This roving is pure luxury and so amazing to spin. When Jenna saw it, she asked if I could start spinning it quite fine and knit her a pair of fingerless gloves. I am so happy that she wears the projects I knit even though she is 16 now. I think there’s a pattern for gloves in My Grandmother’s Knitting book but I’m not sure. She wants fingerless gloves but with the sections for the fingers. Should be a fun project.
So this is how far I am at the moment, it’s freezing here today, I intend to sit in front of the fire and spin this roving as much as I can and perhaps, dare I say, finish it, (not sure if that will actually happen though but here’s hoping).
Some other exciting news, yesterday at the Tour de France, a South African won the yellow jersey for the first time ever!! His name is Daryl Impey and we are all so proud of him!
Thank you very much to everyone who wrote to me about which computer brand they prefer, I think we will be going to look at buying one tomorrow morning, I’m quite excited! It will be a laptop and I’m leaning towards a Mac from all the feedback I’ve gotten but we’ll see what happens tomorrow.