Ok, on to more salubrious topics...
I have done some more spinning on my Phang spindle and I don't have a Nostepinne (yet) so I used the handle of a wooden spoon to wind the single ply yarn off of the spindle. In order to do that, I rested the spindle in the larger bowl you see in this picture:
Here is the center pull ball I made on the makeshift Nostepinne:
Then I removed the ball of yarn and used the spindle to make a 2-ply yarn.
Here it is all wrapped onto the spindle:
This is not very much yarn. I was too curious to wait until I had spun more.
35 grams of yarn, wrapped into a little skein:
Lately, I've been making bread using natural yeast that I got from Caleb Warnock who wrote The Art of Baking With Natural Yeast . A wonderful book, by the way. Sourdough (this is really not sour) is much more easily digested, and often, those with gluten sensitivities can eat genuine sourdough without any trouble. Yesterday I was shopping with our daughter for baby things (she is expecting a baby boy in a month) and saw some new Pyrex pans, that I thought would work nicely for bread. I bought two of them and used them to make my bread this morning. They are not technically bread pans, but I like that they are a bit shorter than usual bread pans, from end to end, and the handles are nice. Here is one of the pans - not washed, after the bread was removed:
and here are the two loaves of bread:
I am 66 years old. When I was a young child, there were no "facial tissues." We used handkerchiefs to blow our noses. This past month, I had influenza, followed by pneumonia and bronchitis. It took the whole month, and in that time, I went through two whole boxes of tissues. I know, I know... so what's the big deal? I'm such a penny pincher. So, for the price of the two boxes of tissues, I bought 3 yards of cotton print fabrics and am making 12 hankies for myself. I have 4 of them finished and have been using them and am very pleased.
Here is one that is finished, on top of the fabrics I have not sewn yet: