I'm afraid that I now have to make a confession, I few weeks ago when I mentioned that I had reached my 100th post, that was an unintentional lie. I had some old backlogged posts from ages ago and for some reason Blogger counted them even though they were not published. So sorry!
Oh well! But now I can say for sure that this is my 100th post and a fabulous do-over opportunity (how often do we get those?). I started this blog in June of 2011, and I can honestly say that it has been a really amazing experience for me so far because it has made me challenge myself in so many ways and because I have been lucky enough to connect with some seriously wonderful people (yes, you).
Thank you for the comments, the support, the inspiration, and of course for simply reading! I'm excited to see what this next year brings! From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
In other news, I finally finished spinning the Targhee!
- Finished: June 28, 2012
- Fiber: 100% Targhee wool (Abstract Fiber)
- Spindle: Schacht 3" Hi-Lo drop spindle (2.2 oz.)
- Other Information: 1 skein, 3-ply, ~473 yards, 4 oz., DK weight
I found this fiber really frustrating to work with because it it had a brittle texture that frequently made it snap while spinning, a problem I have never had before. However, when I finally began to wind the spun yarn into a skein I realized how soft it was and how it puffed up nicely! Although I will likely spin many other fibers before trying this one again, I can definitely see why some spinners really love it.
All though the process of spinning this beautiful handspun, I had been intending to offer it as a prize in a giveaway. But after doing a little bit of reading it turns out that giveaways are a huge legal headache!
For example, US law dictates that it cannot be called a "giveaway" rather a "sweepstakes" (which has a really specific definition). Also, Canadian citizens cannot legally participate in random drawings. I really wanted to host one, but I'm not comfortable with the possibility of legal backlash (my adult life is just beginning after all!) or with excluding anyone (because I love you all).
Sorry everyone! In the meantime, I'm going to look into the possibility of a contest, which may be easier.