I have been making progress on spinning the yarn for the fair isle project. I have five skiens done from the fiber that I blended on the drum carder, but I made a mistake on the purple. I accidentally spun and plyed two batts that were both purples, but one was a redder purple than the other. I don’t know if it’s going to work or not. So I carded the remaining two batts together, and I’m going to spin that up. Maybe it will look better, and if not, I just won’t use that color in the sock.

Yesterday, after I finished spinning, I took some time and finished drafting out all the colors that I am going to use straight without blending. Now it’s ready for me whenever I have a couple of minutes to sit down and spin. It sure looks pretty all piled up in the basket.

I also took some time yesterday after homeschooling and finished the charting for the toe of the sock. I knew it was going to take a little finesse to get it the patterning right in that area. I also charted a different pattern for the sole of the sock. It is amazing how you can take the same bands of color and get such different results by changing the patterning.

It started raining here on Saturday morning and has kept raining. We really needed the rain.They are now talking about lifting the burn ban, so maybe the wild fires are over. I went to my friend Margaret’s house Saturday and had a wonderful time. Margaret has a whole room devoted to wool and looms. It is an amazing site, LOL. Margaret’s loom room gives me something to look forward to when the kids are grown and out of the house. I’ll miss them terribly, but a room full of wool and wheels and looms might just lesson the pain a little, haha.

Monday an amazing thing happened, we got to see the most beautiful rainbow. It was such a blessing, Reagan had never seen a rainbow in real life and she was just amazed and delighted. I got quite a few pictures, although they didn’t capture the amazing beauty of the thing. It was so crisp and clear, and looked like it was close enough to reach out and grab. Chad was ready to set off and look for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but I talked him out of it!

Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth. –Hosea 6:1-3