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Thursday, August 12, 2004
As the spinning wheel turns
Sounds like a Soap Opera. That's my life. A soap opera, without the drama, money, multiple partners, agelessness.... ok so my life isn't at all like a soap opera. Thank goodness!
My spinning wheel has been turning quite a bit lately. Yesterday I showed off the rainbow yarn. Its so much prettier than the photo (isn't that always the case) and I showed off the bobbin from the secret pal roving. I finished off that bobbin and 2 more, Now I'm trying to decide if I use it as singles or do I ply it? I've also been promising Mandy red photos. We shipped our trades off yesterday and I said I wanted the painting to be a big surprise. I am on pins and needles waiting for it to get here. But since I asked for no photo, I can't give you one of Mandy red. Well. I'll put it here and if Mandy wants to see it, she can click away. Can you resist the click?
I wanted to clean up my bobbins today and decided just willy nilly to ply 2 of them together. One was left over red from this project:
and the other was from a a completely different color range.
Combined they look like I cleaned out the shelves of a candy store.
Click to see it large and in charge.
I think I need to make more of this on purpose.
You know I'll be spinning for a while too. That package yesterday really got me moving but I also got in a pattern that I had ordered in June when I was at Morehouse Merino in NY. Lola and the photo here doesn't do the pattern justice or maybe they changed it in the 2 months I was waiting for it. Here it looks alot like another pattern that I could have adjusted. I may have to just go from memory now and try duplicate the one that they had as a sample in June.
I'm thinking it would be nice in the wool I just finished, but I don't think I have enough. I do know that I have enough of the batt I got from Indigo moon in February of this year. I just hadn't had a project I wanted to do with it until now. I think the silk merino blend will be perfect for lace singles.
Anybody know where I can buy more time. I have all these ideas but I could use a little more time.
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