More pretty. The yarn you saw yesterday, and a hat I finished knitting the other day. It’s Malabrigo yarn, one of my favorite brands. I just wanted pretty and simple to work on during meetings.
Some weeks ago I saw the most beautifully dyed little package of Wensleydale locks at the St. Alban’s farmer’s market. Dyed locks is what I got. Dyed locks is not something I need to buy. But both Xopher & I just couldn’t stop admiring that blue, so I bought the locks. There wasn’t enough to make a skein out of, so mixing was unfortunately necessary. I hope I did it justice. First handspun skein of the new season.
“We cannot get anything out of life. There is no outside where we could take this thing to.” Jay Jennifer Matthews quoted by, of course, Oliver Burkeman.
Playtime again. That on the left is not mohair – it’s Wensleydale. I actually paid money for someone else’s locks. I couldn’t resist the color.
Played with some beautiful mohair last night.
And now… panic in the streets… leaving for Maine tomorrow!
My shiny mohair yarn hanging up for sale at Six Loose Ladies in Chester, VT.
That’s all I can bags, I can’t bags no more…
Bagging up mohair locks for consignment, as I won’t be selling anything in person this year.
Maybe there’ll never be a fair again. Maybe they’ll forget how to have one.
I dyed 16 colors so far and then they canceled the fair; so screw the last two colors.
Now I think I will package some of it up in little bags to consign at 6 Loose Ladies, if they’ll still have me.
Fixing the flaws in my rug. On the screen porch as evening turns to night. Radio playing quietly next to me, accompanied by insect racket. Beautiful world.
How the day began; and how it ended:
And I slept last night, drug-free. I called bullshit on 3 nights of insomnia. I said, dammit, I know how to sleep. I’ve been doing it every night all my life. And I knew last night I was going to sleep. It was like when I finally passed my road test on the 4th or 5th or 6th try. I said, dammit, I know how to drive. And I just knew i was going to pass.
The rug is tough going. The wool is close-set (warp face) and sticky to begin with. I have to stand up on the pedals and yank on heddles to make a shed.