Today is the first day in many that tour Internet service has been up to 40 Kbps. It's been so slow all summer (usually 21 - 28 Kbps). If any of you are on dial up you know the frustration of it.
I've have received several nice messages from readers, and I apologize for no replies. I'm bogged down in the Master Spinner homework and with Internet speed going at snail-pace I've been off-line most of the month.
I've had a year to do the homework and thought I was nearly completed, but the research for the essays, and the actual work of assembling the pages of spun skeins and other samples is far more time consuming than I had anticipated.
This photo is one of the samples in the nature-dye section - the plant was to give a yellow dye, but it is very boring beige. Some other nature-dyed samples are above, laying in skeins of lovely Corriedale hand spun, awaiting dyeing and knitting into a final project (Mittens with natural and 4 or 5 nature dyed colors). Photos will follow when I've begun that project. The knitted final project is 50% of the final mark!