Is it bragging if all I want to do is show off my spinning for Eye Candy Friday? I don't mean to brag. That sounds so very negative. I am just having so so SO much fun spinning.
And after the events of the past few days - oh my gosh - I have so much nervous energy to burn!! I have been typing about 200wpm and spinning like a madwoman!! It's crazy! And I want to spin THICK! Isn't that weird and cool? I just got my 2nd spindle in the mail yesterday - it's a tiny bit heavier and has a larger whorl than my first spindle (where the additional weight comes from) and so far both fibers I've worked with just want to be thicker. I'm loving it!
So first up - the sunflower "Evening Sun" roving that I dyed and spun was plied and washed yesterday. I did NOT spin it as tightly as the last two batches of yarn and it still came out very sproingy and squishy - just what I was hoping for.
Last night I was pacing the floor thinking about a lot of stuff - my mind was so full of THINKING about the court stuff. I had to find something to do and calmly sitting in a chair knitting wasn't going to be it. I got into the "roving drawer" in the kitchen and pulled out some fiber that Margene sent me - I've been petting this stuff since the day it arrived, knowing it would be the next thing I would be spinning. Oh my gosh it was heavenly!! The fiber is a 60/40 mohair/wool blend - the color is like faded denim or maybe stonewashed denim? The mohair glistens.... this is truly beautiful stuff. I paced around the kitchen a bit while I was spinning but really it did a good job of calming me down and erasing the crazy stuff going through my mind from the tornado of information I've been dealing with. It wanted to be thick singles - Margene made some beautiful 2-ply yarn with this roving - for me it just begged to be thick and loosely spun. Here's how it turned out. Probably a sport weight single.
There isn't much more to say about court stuff at the moment. I'll probably talk more about it over the next few weeks. I spoke to the children last night on the phone and warned them that the papers had been filed and their dad would probably be served today (Friday) so they should be prepared for anything. We agreed that he would probably completely freak out. We're all good with that but a little afraid that Suzannah will take the brunt of their frustration and stress over this. It very clearly states in the Petition that there is a concern for her safety "as there has been evidence of physical abuse of the child and injury or marks on the child apparently after discipline. Petitioner requests the court to modify the parent that establishes the residence of the youngest child, and enter such orders as the Court deems necessary to protect the child from abuse. It is requested that the Court enter such orders as are necessary to insure the protection and safety of the children."
It's there in black and white - in the document we filed yesterday. This is GIANT in the scope of our lives. I'm nervous. For the kids - for us. This is a big big big thing.
And to anyone concerned that I am saying things on my blog that could be "found" by my X - I don't have anything to hide. If he finds it, I don't care. If they've been reading my blog they haven't done a thing to indicate that they know about the action I've been trying to take - and it hasn't changed the awful way they have been treating the children. There ARE things I still won't mention on my blog - things not mentioned in detail in the court documents. But at this point I haven't revealed anything on my blog that they could use against us or know that we are using in our court strategy.
So X.... Stepmother.... if you're reading this - we'll see you in court.
In the mean time, I'm spinning and knitting. :)