Drumming up some good yarn
Thursday May 29th 2008, 11:33 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,LYS,To dye for

Last amaryllis of the seasonThe last amaryllis of the extended season, a Picotee–the last bud just opened.

Mom and I went to Purlescence tonight, where I showed her off, got to hold Nathania’s baby (this is a picture from about a month ago that I finally got to work) and tried to make friends with my shawl project again, which kind of sputtered out in the wedding preparations. But when we got home, I ended up pulling out my drum carder. This box finally came yesterday, after the post office had lost it, and I wanted to play with my new toy.Littlest Purlescence person

Nancy and I had gone in together on an order of Seacell/merino 70/30 mill ends: wonderful, soft stuff, and cheap. But what you don’t pay in price, you pay in time and effort, this being not smooth roving but the stuff that didn’t quite make it that far and got put aside. Well, about time I put that drum carder to good use. (Are you still sure you wanted to sell it to me, Laura?…I can always mail it to your new house if you change your mind…)Seacell merino mill ends

I’ve never seen undyed Seacell before, much less spun nor dyed it. I am going to find out. (Tomorrow, as I glance at the clock. Or maybe next week, as I glance at the calendar.)

first few bats done“Begin: the rest is easy.” Don’t remember where I read that in high school, but it’s stuck with me ever since. And now I have.

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I just had to click on the last photo and imagine what that fluff on the right must feel like, and wonder how you will dye it…

Comment by Channon 05.30.08 @ 5:39 am

I cant wait to see the soft fluff spun up and dyed…I bet it gonna bebeautiful 🙂

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 05.30.08 @ 6:37 am

Thanks for the reminder of that phrase. It is EXACTLY what I need to read each morning as I struggle with my current WIP. (the writing kind. Starting knitting works is all too easy :-} )

Comment by Diana Troldahl 05.30.08 @ 7:13 am

Gods, I am compulsive. Here I am correcting my post.
“Starting a work of knitting is all too easy.” is what I wish I had written. LOL at myself.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 05.30.08 @ 7:17 am

Oh, how you’ve managed to stretch the amaryllis season. And what an adorable Purlescence person! I like your “Begin” motto. Must try to adopt it. Maybe tomorrow ; )

Comment by Lynn 05.30.08 @ 7:53 am

I’m glad the drum carder is getting used. Have some extra fun with in on my behalf. And now it’s time for me to quit diddling and start on my writing project. Begin . . .

Comment by Laura 05.30.08 @ 7:59 am

I really like that ‘Begin, the rest is easy’… because for me, sometimes that ‘begin’ is the biggest hurdle… I often find myself wondering ‘why’…

The wedding and all the celebrations… Beautiful! Lots of making good time :^)

Comment by marianne 05.31.08 @ 6:11 am


For when you have too much free time next. 🙂

Comment by kristine 06.01.08 @ 7:54 pm

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