|so today i got my skeinwinder, it is the papa bear. i thought that the mama bear would be too small, and this one is gigantor. one one of the smallest pegs, the skein is 6ft. on the small ones. so, as you can see from the picture....it is so ginormous that i have to clear the middle of the room and use it on the floor. so i will see if i can exchange it for the mama bear. it works well, though. i had gotten a bunch of thread on ebay a while back and it came in skeins rather than on a spool, which is ridiculous because it is THREAD, anyway, i thought i would wait until i got a swift and try to wind it and it was a disaster which took most of my afternoon. so i emailed the lady, whose store appears to be gone. |
last night i dyed some yarn, which came out really pretty. as seen in the photo...
the one yarn is silk and alpaca, the other is some wool, i think superwash from the feel of it, that boo sent me in my birfday package...that is the less smooth looking of the two..they were in the same batch and look how different they are! i have dyed silk in the same batch as wool, and it is amazing how different the color is. i was in a deep funk last night and thought the yarn was ugly, there is some blue greeny stuff, as well, that i will photo when it is dry...and it all is really pretty. i need to start doing dyeing on spun yarn more often, it is so fun and easy. yeah!
i cleaned up the studio and organized stuff a bit and spun two skeins of yarn, so that is something. it hasn't been vacuumed in ages, and all the fiber on the floor looks like it is furry. gross!
i was knitting late last night and my bedside light just went out. so i guessed it was time to go to sleep. i need to figure out what colors the kits for sugar should be. any suggestions? she likes sherbety colors with jewel tones. i need to find one of those thingys...um...
so, i will leave you with a photo of pavel jojo fake sleeping for the photo. his pink nose and his pads get flushed when he runs around or is sleeping and it is so damn cute. i tried not to think he was so cute, but he just is. and he loves his papa. and he has been hanging out with the other cats, coyly, like he didn't notice that he was sleeping with his head on their hip. you know how boys are. he is such a boy. no kisses, no hugs, except when the cleaning lady vacuums or he is sleepy.
have a good thanksgiving...eat loads of pie for me. and i will eat loads of pie for myself, as well.