4.01.2009

Things that make me smile...

Lynn at Colorjoy, she blogs, she knits, she spins, and sings. She has a shop and sells yarn, handmade buttons and more.

Check her out, she is a constant inspiration, and as she reminded me recently. Every one needs some down time. Thanks Lynn, you have turned my sluggish feeling into a much needed rest. Giggles....

I got some spinning done. This is the cotton candy, more pics later. I think it is going to be a lace shawl.

This is my first attempt at plying, I have about 8 more oz of this roving. I'm entertaining the idea of dyeing it. It is so soft and fluffy. I don't know what to make with it.

I actually got the freakin Kelly bag, (great pattern, but I didn't like my yarn choice) done and ready to felt.

After the ice storm I lost almost all of my fish, the only survivors were my plecos. They are so graceful to watch, I call them my underwater ballerinas.

Now they have company, I bought a Betta, Mr. Fish, he is blue and looks happy in a 30 gallon tank.

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May your needles fly as fast as Dragonflies..

4 comments:

  1. Such a lot of interesting stuff going on! Your spinning is really coming along fast and I think you are wise to ply the yarn for your shawl as a single ply for a shawl might not hold up well and after all that goes into knitting lace you want it to wear well!

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  2. Your spinning looks lovely and I can't wait to see the bag after you felt it. I've had a fascination with felting just recently (although my quarter-paid apartment front loader doesn't really lend itself to it).

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  3. You are so sweet, what a nice little comment about my work. Hugs back to you!

    I have one skein of white handspun that is fluffy like that. I have not known what I should do with it so it has just been a favorite for squeezing as I pass by it on the shelf.

    Lately I get headaches when I wear a standard turtleneck top under my sweaters. I've switched to crew necks and scoop necks, but now I get cold at home. So...

    I think maybe I'll make a "neck warmer" (seems to me they used to be called gaiters?) and that will probaby be a perfect use of lightweight, super-soft, fluffy and light yarn.

    Now to choose how this idea will look when complete. There are so many choices...

    LynnH

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  4. I'm sorry you lost so many fish.
    Mr. Fish is beautiful. I used to have a Betta years ago. I loved watching him swim so gracefully.
    You are really doing a great job with your spinning.

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