I have started spinning the black corridale tops and I am going to have to rig up a light in order to see when to move the hook along. But that is nothing compared to the difficulty I had spinning the "Storm" tops ... which turned out surprisingly well after all my complaints. I am even considering getting some more because there really isn't enough to knit anything but a scarf and one can need only so many scarves.
I have ordered about a kilo and a half of painted tops from USA and with luck that should be enough for a sweater. But I need to finish with the black corridale first and as spinning it is a piece of cake after "Storm" I am spinning finer and should have enough for a jacket of some sort.
The cats have taken over the woolly jacket I bought to put on when the sea breeze whistles in so I need another one; although summer is on its way - sort of.
It is the cats' second birthday tomorrow so I will take a photo of them and post it. Parsifal is quite a big cat and very chatty with a huge vocal range. Poppy is quieter and is the first cat I have ever heard actually say "mieuw". She is very cuddly and is always curled up on the bed when I wake up in the morning and she has finally accepted that being brushed is a pleasurable pastime.
D2 has both of her cats back and Chloe is recovering from her near-death experience. Willow has a cut on her nose and a bit of a limp after falling eight floors down onto a shade sail which must have broken her fall. I am really glad that my cats' breeder insisted on me having my balcony screened as cupboards and apron strings are hazards enough without having to worry about Falling Cat Syndrome.