S’E2S’E Dye Job

This isn’t the S’E2S’E project I’d planned on doing today.  I had a 4-ounce bag of Clun Forest raw wool I was going to wash and dye.  I dropped it into the wash water…  noticed it seemed to have poop pellets in it.  Possibly a lot of poop pellets.  Then I noticed the locks were extremely short.  I thought of picking all that poop out of that wool, and then fussing with the little locks that I would barely be able to hold between my fingertips as I tried to flick them.  Then I thought of how I was not going to enjoy one moment of this project.  Then I double-checked the price on the bag, not that it matters, and it was four dollars.  I thought, I could just dump this out on the ground and forget about it and the lousy four dollars I spent on it.  And I did!

I took out another little satchel of S’E2S’E, also sold to me aw raw wool, but in much, much better condition.  That is what you see here; it is Lincoln Longwool – LONGwool, I emphasize.  I am going to enjoy this one.  Looks like mohair, doesn’t it?

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Just Another Weekend

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This is X, obviously, last night at the Skunk Hollow Tavern in beautiful Hartland, Vermont.  That is NOT me in the background behind him; it’s someone else with excessively long, straight red hair.

X likes tavern-type places.  I prefer exotic cuisine, but I like to make him happy.

Today my father has been on my mind, gone four years today.  I went and did my shopping, and I greeted everyone the way he would have greeted them.  I bought a lot of everything, because he always bought a lot of everything, because, “this way you have it.”  You can’t argue with that.