Well, kind of… I didn’t sleep well last night and as a consequence, I didn’t have the full energy to start a big felting project today, so I decided to finish spinning this roving that I started a few days ago. Obviously it will be a two ply yarn. This is my Tuscany colorway in SW Merino. It took me a while at first to get control of the slippery fiber, but I’m rather enjoying it now.
I’ve been trying to get caught up with my spinning. This is my “Tuscany” SW Merino:
This is from my last SAL “Alice in Wonderland”. I want to knit a pair of socks with this yarn, and my goal has been to spin fingering weight yarn. This is the first skein of two and right now I’m working on the second skein.
YARN SPECS: Sw Merino
You are right. This is the new face of my blog. If you are thinking that you went somewhere else, nope, stay here, this is BeesyBee Fiber’s Blog. I wanted to have a much cleaner look, but the earlier version of this theme didn’t allow me to do much tweaking. Well, maybe it did, but when it comes to HTML or CSS I’m totally an illiterate person. I will continue to play and change things around. So next time I post something I might have a different look again. Or not. We’ll see.
It has been a while since I posted anything. I’ve been busy dyeing, felting, not much knitting, and traveling. I went to Yucatan to visit my folks for Christmas. It was a great trip. I went to places that I always wanted to visit. One of my highlights was the Calakmul ruins. For some reason, it always seemed inaccessible for me. In part because is pretty far from where we usually go. The biosphere borders with the Guatemalan Maya Biosfere Reserve where Tikal is located. It was interesting to drive across the country through the back roads and small villages, although a lot of the land is farmed with corn crops. I’m suspecting that big corporations are involved with this. It was disappointing to see that much of the jungle has been cut and for sure logged in order to plant vast amounts of corn fields. It was very sad to witness so much destruction of the habitat.
But the ruins itself are stunning and magnificent. The site has several big structures, I wanted to climb all of them, but there is one that was the tallest of all, so I decided to save all my energy for that one. Once on top I could see the vast jungle and happy to say that I didn’t see one telephone pole or any construction that interfered with my view.
Here are some pictures of my wanders in the Yucatan peninsula:
I had to take a picture of this kid that was so happy when he reached the tallest section of the pyramid. He was as much trilled as I was to be on top of the building and see the enormity of the green land.
The beautiful City of Campeche. The style is colonial with a nice caribbean flavor.
We also visited the Labna ruins wich are located near my hometown.
We found this iguana in Kaba ruins wich are near Uxmal.
Flamingos in Celestun.
This is an old church in the town of Cacao.
Some old haciendas are remodeled and converted into high end restaurants and hotels. We had a delicious lunch here and I had to take pictures of the place.
My beloved city of Merida. I lived here several years while I went to college. I always miss this place and I was very happy to spend some time here.
You see people like this all around Mexico.
They were so happy to pose for me!
Just looking at these pictures again makes me feel a little homesick. There is so much to explore in Yucatan. I know I sound like a comercial for turism, but is the truth. See you soon,
I’m back from vacation, workshop (the most amazing workshop ever, but that deserves a whole post), and rested. I’m so ready to sart my year once again, I just hope that this year goes easy on me. I was playing this morning with photoshop and I got the idea of sharing this screen saver that I made for myself.
To use it you can click at the picture and download the file to your computer and go to your settings to make it a screen saver. I will try to share each month a new screen saver. I will be back with pictures of my workshop sometime this week.
Mark your calendars!
I will be vending this year at the Dixon Fiber Festival. Boot # 65. Come and say hi and meet my products in person. This is a great opportunity to visit a great variety of vendors that offer from raw fleeces to already processed fiber, ready to be spun. There will be demonstrations, classes “sheep to shawl” competitions and more.
The Dixon Lambtown is an annual festival celebrating the rich agriculture and lamb industry of the local region. The festival will be held at The Dixon May Fair Grounds, 655 South 1st St., Dixon. Click here for a map. Just an hour away from San Francisco.
We are also trying to beat the Guinnese Book of World Records record for the most knitters knitting in one place at one time. So, if you are planning to attend, please bring your knitting needles and help to break the record, we need 1200 knitters to knit at the same time for 15 minutes.
I hope to see you!