Happy: One of the best things about last night's Big Game was New Brunswick police reported no arrests and commended the "good, happy, clean celebration" that followed Rutgers' upset win over Louisville. Colonel Henry would have been pleased. There are three more games in the season, plus a much-anticipated bowl invitation.
Happy: Reading up on mohair spinning techniques proved helpful. It turned out my two recalcitrant Rhinebeck rovings needed a slower, heavier spindle – my beloved Featherweight is too fast and light for these fibers. But my (clunky) learner's spindle is just right.
At first the singles had intermittent hairy spots and the ends had a tendency to unwind and become fluffy. As I got the feel for the fiber, the singles smoothed out. They plied up tightly – all the trouble with pigtails and interlocking long hairs went away.
The resulting yarn is lustrous and strong, like other BFL rovings I've spun, but also rather itchy, which is different. In the photo, 9 is Border Leicester and 10 is Blue Face Leicester. I still don't know what to do about the fluffy ends.
Merry: The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has arrived. Watch it being decorated on TreeCam.