I was about to brush a dead leaf off my screen yesterday, and realized it wasn’t a leaf at all.
My investigation into what this creature was allowed me to look at an incredible variety of moths. Here’s another picture showing the scale of this moth to be about 1 inch long.
I’m pretty sure this is a male blind sphinx moth, although there are enough moths close looking to my example that it’s hard to know for sure (at least for me).
I cruised along on the latest Ichida lace project, and now I’ve gotten up to the point where I can’t stretch out the entire item again until it’s off the needles (I HATE moving 500 or more stitches to a thread and then back to my needles just so I can take a picture of it).
I’m already up to round 80 of 142 rounds.
I’m also going to be flying this coming week, so I’ll have to try and rig up some safety line that attaches my project to my belt or something so that I can’t possibly forget it on the airplane.
Regarding my comment about PuffTheMagicRabbit’s drum carder, she writes, “The drumcarder is still in it’s box- I’m thinking I may not get to play until school starts- but there is some baby mohair and bunny just waiting for it. Sounds like we need to get you some more fleece…”
Next time I head out to a fiber festival, I will definitely be picking up more fleece to process. I just won’t make the mistake of buying a huge garbage bag full of Cormo fleece which doesn’t work well with a drum card (or hand cards either for that matter). But knowing that Puff has such a lovely piece of fiber equipment still in the box makes me feel much less guilty.