The Doc said, get more fiber in your diet.
Does this count? May I present to you, 780 yards of handspun goodness, spun by moi, fiber by the lovely HelloYarn. Ms. Budd recommends ~1200 yds for my raglan, so I've got a bit more spinning to go. My yardage and tension are improving so much as I proceed through the fiber, I'm wondering if it will be noticeable in the sweater. Will the top, which I spin last, will be super and the bottom, spun first, looks like crap? I have a goal-I leave for Yarn School four weeks from today. I want to be cast on so that the master can have a look at my work and make suggestions on what to do differently next time. And the long term goal is upon finishing the sweater is to allow myself a large purchase. :)
Combining two great things is the Chocolate Swap. Signups are closed for this round, but hopefully there will be another chance in the future. I'm hoping that if I get a matched with a "yarn" person that I can spin them some "chocolatey" yarn. I went through my fiber to see what the possibilities were:
I found lots of lovely chocolately type fiber. The far left pictures we'll call "vanilla" or "white chocolate" for the sake of the swap. Really, Kid Sliver in Ivory from Fleece Artist. Second from the left on the top is "Carmel", yet another beautiful Kid Sliver from FA, I forget the colourway. Below it, is a Merino sliver from FA in Mineral. The third pictures from the left are natural fibers. The light is BFL and the dark is Merino X, called Wyatt from Red Bird Knits. Finally, in the upper left hand corner is some lovely fiber from Lisa Souza in Mahogany. The bottom picture shows all of the FA fibers together, in sort of a candybar combination.
Knuckles keeps all of his toys in that white basket that you see in the first picture. He's allowed to have anything that is in there to play with. Apparently, we have a new squeeky toy. I wonder what sound Taz makes when he nibbles on his tummy?