In crafting news, my fleece is now clean enough to move on to the next step (carding/combing) and is drying in the garage.
It’s lead to a little debate: John says it’s stinking up the whole place with a farm smell; I think the fleece smells a tiny bit sheepy, a little musty/mildewy, and a lot like soap, and that the “farm” odor is actually Max’s “nuisance” baggies in the trash. I’m not sure that this is ever going to be properly resolved, but either way, I bet this is a post we’re all glad doesn’t have Smell-o-Vision….
Hopefully I’ll be on to carding very soon!
On the knitting side, I just cast on my rose shawl:
Technically I’m not quite done with my cowl project, so maybe I shouldn’t have started the shawl yet. But I am hoping to wear it in a couple of weeks, so I couldn’t help myself, especially since the knitting is done on the cowl – apart from the 3 needle bind off – I just have about a thousand ends to weave in on the inside before I can cast off.
One for each stripe. I’ve got about 7 down … a lot left to go.