I come from a family of savers. Nothing should ever be wasted so we save things, sometimes even at the expense of their intended purpose. My mom saves half Q-tips if only one end is used. My grandma once tried to save her diabetic testing strips, and she used them so sparingly that they expired. I have fought long and hard to break free from that particular family curse, and I recently realized that I was hoarding my fiber. "Oh, I don't want to waste all my copper sparkles at once, so i won't put too much in this skein." NATASHA, YOU IDIOT! The whole reason you bought the copper sparkles in the first place was so you could have coppery, sparkly yarns, not so the fiber could sit in your drawer taking up space.

So today I sat down and pulled out 2 garbage bags worth of fiber and just started grabbity-grabbing. Almost all the ones I made have a wool base, with some combination of recycled sari silk, hemp, angelina, metallic, and other mystery fiber in them. They are LOADED with goodies. If I keep this up much longer, I will have no use of my left thumb. I spun like a crazy person and have 4 skeins I finished, one's drying in the tub, and I have 2 more batts still to be spun after Adam goes to sleep tonight.


I am finally going to have a crack at spinning the horse mane. I got the fiber ages ago and I keep pulling it out and thinking about it, but then putting it away after I get creeped out because it looks exactly like human hair and reminds me of something from that movie The Ring. But I'm really going to do it this time. We'll see if I can make it into anything knittable since it doesn't look like the twist will set very well.