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Apr. 24th, 2014 | 09:15 am

2 pounds, 4 oz. That's how much merino wool I have spun into yarn for a sweater project. It's 2530 yards, somewhere between DK and sport weight. It is an enormous pile of yarn.



It makes me want to throw a party now :)

I have reduced the gigantic ball of merino fiber down to just a moderate sized ball. I'll save that for a future project, maybe. At the moment, I never want to spin commercially prepared merino top ever again.

Last night we took the Beginning Handgun class at August A. Busch Conservation Area. Cheers to them for putting on a very informative and well organized course! My only complaint was that when I signed up for the class, it clearly said Ages 16 and up, but there was a family there with two kids who were probably 12 or 13. They were very well behaved, but LORDY the questions. Clearly one of them was obsessed by guns and wanted to know about things like incendiary rounds and armor piercing ammo. Sigh. Tonight is the "hands on" session at the range. It's supposed to storm, so we'll see how that goes. They won't allow shooting if there's lightning.

I am thinking about going to the All Missouri Spin In on Saturday, but that is going to depend on whether or not I have to work this weekend. There has been a defect blocking testing of a feature we need to deliver next week, and the QA may need to happen over the weekend. We'll see. Also, I may be a teensy bit burned out on spinning, though a different fiber might perk me right back up.

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Beth

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from: francethmanor
date: Apr. 24th, 2014 07:25 pm (UTC)
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WOW that is a lot of yarn. I feel like you should enter the eventual sweater in the State Fair. :)

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Carrie

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from: zinniz
date: Apr. 24th, 2014 07:59 pm (UTC)
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I was just telling Brent last night that we'd have to drive over and enter it when I get it done. It's going to be something special. The pattern is a good State Fair candidate too: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/st-brigid. It's not terribly likely I'll finish it this year though.

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Beth

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from: francethmanor
date: Apr. 24th, 2014 09:05 pm (UTC)
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oh, that is DEFINITELY State Fair material. 2015! :)

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