After nearly a year of sort of trying to spin and thinking how very hard it was, I bought some new roving. Grey Romney, not the softest stuff in the world, but I’m loving it. Its so very easy to draft, and all the time I though I was such a horrible spinner, it was just that I had bad roving. I have about an ounce of it spun into a very even yarn, and once I get a bit more finished, I’m thinking about plying it together. :)
I’ve had a spindle and a beautiful blue roving in my closet for well over a year now. After about 20 minutes of fuzzy blue failure, I decided that spinning wasn’t really my thing anyways and put it away until I hopefully forgot how awful I was at it. Well the time has now come. In accordance with my goal of getting rid of anything I’m not using, I’ve decided to try spinning again. Of course, you couldn’t expect me to discard something with the potential to be knitted, even if I have absolutely no use for it. So I’ll give it another try. Wish me luck!
I finally got a slate and stylus. The reading wasn’t doing too well since I’m too lazy to look up the contractions I don’t remember. : ) So I figure if I make it more interactive and start writing braille it might be easier to learn. The slate I got was the size of a 4×6 card and cost about $7 including a stylus. Its really worth it. I’m going to take it to some classes and try to braille some of my notes.
It took me all of 45 seconds of looking. Technically it was a five leafer but I’m happy enough. I left it where it was. Its better that way.
This was my ‘thing’ when I was young. I was the weird kid who found four leaf clovers. I could usually spot one after about two minutes of looking. I found hundreds. Kind of odd hobby, I admit, people always wondered why I was sitting on the ground staring at grass. : ) I even found a six leaf one once which my grandma swore would bring me horrible bad luck, but my life turned out fine anyway. I haven’t found a four leafer in about ten years, guess I just stopped looking.
I’ve been ‘almost vegan’ for about a year. I cook most of my own food and I don’t care for milk or eggs anyways, so they’re not really a problem, but I love cheese. I’ve been working on cutting it out of my diet, so I can officially call myself vegan, but its tough. Why isn’t there any decent veg cheese? It would make this so much easier. I don’t have much willpower, the only reason I’m able to stay vegetarian is cause I hate meat. Anyways, I guess there’s always hope.
I’ve been trying to learn braille for two years now but I keep getting distracted. I can sight read the braille, its the reading by touch that’s difficult. And the contractions… Reading braille is just like learning to read print. I have to sound everything out letter by letter and put it together into words. Right now, I’m reading through my favorite book ‘The Tale of Despereaux’. It easier because I know it almost word for word, so if I have trouble with a word, I can usually guess what it is. A real pain, but I think it will be worth it.