Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Update on Me & TDF Results

I had to have my appendix removed via emergency surgery on July 13th. I wasn't feeling good when I went to bed, woke up in the morning and was quite sick to my stomach so I called in to work. Now that worried my husband because I NEVER call in sick. Well I explained the pain between 'trying to sleep it off' and he diagnosed the problem immediately, having had his appendix removed in 7th grade. Well off to the Dr. I went at noon, she sent me right to the ER, and by 4pm I was in a GREAT deal of pain and on the operating table. Soooo the last few weeks have been mildly slow as I try and recoup. Mostly I was just tired after the first day or two and I'm pretty much back to full health now.

As for the Tour De Fleece, the surgery put a slight cramp in my overly ambitious plans. I did however finish the following:

9 Scrappy Batts approx 3oz each ~ 24oz. total

10 Yarns ~ 28oz. Total
Singles - Left Mystery roving ball, Right Trade Art Batt from Hobbledehoy (Liz.)

Singles - Roving balls from CJ Kopec Creations (Coby.)

Singles - From my own batts, Red/Blk/White twin to Liz's trade batt, Green twin to the batt I traded a fellow "Michigan Knitter," Vicky, for our new kitty Dukers, and a scrappy batt

Corespun - From my own batts, left plied with metallic cord, right with add-in flip-flops!

2lbs of dyed top, 1lb Polworth and 1lb BFL.

Overall 'FIBER' activity for the tour approx 5.25lbs! No too bad considering I was out of the race only a few days in. How did you do with your Tour Spinning goals?!

Private Lessons

If you are local to the Muskegon, MI area and in need of Spinning, Weaving, Felting, or Drum Carding instruction I would be more than happy to help!

Private lessons are $30 per hour, with a 2 hour minimum (Can be split into 2 sessions if you prefer.) Email me to work out the details, JBenedictScott@aol.com

I specialize in spinning Bulky Singles, 2-plies, Navajo/Chain Plied, and Corespun yarns. I also can share my knowledge on needle felting, wet felting, nuno felting or weaving with a rigid heddle loom. My main area of expertise however is in fiber blending and drum carding. Please visit my etsy shop for examples of my work.

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