I wonder if being in love with the blood-red ink I've recently bough is yet another sign of the fact that I can't prove I'm not a vampyre(sic).
I should start wearing the black ribbon whose precepts I've always followed (with no plans to stop).
At least this looks like fresh blood and not something used to sign a pact with the devil.
The ink is Rohrer & Klingner writing ink, merinda.
I think that for the rest of the fleece I want to try combing it, but with this bit I also want to try some naalbinding.
Then I finished some generic black roving from the yarn shop (that I had started before #TdF19 and kept as my to-go "spin for 5 minutes" project), spun worsted, and then, instead of being able to write this post life happened again, badly, and I just didn't have the energies for it.
In the next few days I also spun another bit of generic blue roving from the yarn shop, this time woolen, and that was it for my spinning this month.
#DebConf19 has started and as usual the video team needs MOAR volunteers to provide full streaming and recordings coverage at the quality we're used to: if you are attending please attend one of the training sessions (they are announced in the [url=https://lists.debian.org/debconf-announce/2019/07/msg00009.html]daily announcement emails like this one): some of the tasks are pretty easy and you can sign-up for shifts during talks you wanted to attend anyway (they will not prevent you from following the talk, and in some case they may even help you do so).
If you are remoting (like me :( ) you can still help: hop on #debconf-video@OFTC to help with reviewing the recordings before they get published. If there are enough of us we can aim to release most¹ of the recordings before the conference is done! This is really helpful for people in different timezones or those who would like to attend two talks at the same time, but mostly, it's fun.
¹ except for the very last batch, of course.
Then on sunday (day 9) instead of spinning I washed a bit of the “distraction” I posted earlier, on monday life happened and I had a forced day of rest; on tuesday I mostly respected the day of rest (but I started a bit on the Coburg Fox sample) and today I finished them both.
And that's it for my basic plan for #TdF19 , which has been completed way early thanks to the power of lowered expectations!
But... tomorrow it's challenge day, when I want to try and spin some wool that I've (badly) carded myself (with dog brushes), so this evening I've done that
And then I must confess I couldn't resist starting to spin a bit of it, to see how it would be
(this one is going to be spun woolen, and then one day I think I'll buy or make a pair of combs, as for most of the things I want to do with the yarn worsted would be more appropriate)
Then I had… issues… as I discovered that the floss game flare now has a shiny new campaign and… let us just say that a) I didn't post any update and b) I'm very surprised that today I still managed to spin all of the mixed brown top I planned to spin :D
Tomorrow I have a carded band of Rhoen shep waiting for me (and/or zombies and skeletons to kill, choices, choices…)