We got to Fort Leonard Wood Thursday night and I was able to get some spinning done while Dorian watched Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (off topic but he saw a little person at the store the other day and stared a ton so we had to have a talk about how everyone's different). I brought three 4 ounce braids that I bought from an etsy seller, Chimera, months ago. I chose to spin one called Starry Night because that's always been my favorite Van Gogh painting. Then on Saturday morning Walter, Dorian, and I went to the park and I was able to spin up the rest of the 4 oz braid of falkland wool top.
Once Walter had to report back to the barracks for formation Dorian and I went back to the on post hotel and I got to work plying. By the way, plying yarn while your toddler alternates between jumping around your second floor room and trying to get as close as possible to touching your wheel without actually touching it is less than easy. After telling him "Don't touch", "Stop jumping! We have people in the room under ours", and "That'll hurt" dozens of times a piece I finally finished.
On a side note, I hate Missouri. It's beautiful here and I love the post but I hate the weather and the bugs. I'm 4 months pregnant and the heat brings out the worst pregnancy symptoms for me; it's been in the 90's the entire time we've been here and it's humid all the time. Last time we were here I woke up with some evil looking cricket thing on me and this time I found a brown recluse in the closet. Thankfully our family will be out of here soon: Dorian and I'll be heading home in a day or two, then Walter's off to Virginia for more training in 5 days.