Apr 11, 2007

Lost Posts and Silky Fiber

I wrote a post last night and had it all ready to go but, I seem to have forgotten to save it. Darn! I guess I was distracted by the season opener of The Sopranos which is what I was watching at the time. Hooray for TIVO! It was ok and I’m sure that I’ll watch the rest of the season. I just wasn’t as excited by it as I used to be. Perhaps this time, absence didn’t make the heart grow fonder. Is anyone else feeling less than excited by the return of this show?

This is not to say that I’ve become disenchanted with the offerings on TV lately. I have actually found a new show that I’m really enjoying – The Riches. Have you seen this? Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver play the parents in a family of Travellers. After a life spent as con artists, they have assumed the identity of a dead couple and they’re trying to go straight. I just love this show. It’s not the same recycled stuff that you usually see. It’s fresh. It’s also a little dark and twisted and I really like that in a show.

Back to the fiber…

Violet BFL

Last week I showed you this in it’s un-spun state just after I dyed it. If I was pleased with my results at that point, I’m thrilled with them now! This is Blue Faced Leicester which I dyed on my stove with Cushings Perfection dye. It’s soooooo soft and silky. Look at the sheen it has on the bobbin. I took this picture of it sitting in a cloud of the same fiber un-spun. I love how the colors get clearer once it’s spun.

My spinning is still nothing to shout about (believe me – there are serious icky parts hidden in this bobbin) but it’s definitely improving. I’m not as afraid to spin thin and, in many spots, this gets quite thin. I also don’t find myself over-spinning to quite the same degree as I once did. When I first started I just couldn’t seem to slow my feet down and the fiber would twist up, pretty regularly, into nasty little corkscrews. I’m dreadfully uncoordinated and I just couldn’t get my feet and hands to move in a well-coordinated fashion. With practice I think I’m getting it.
By the way, watch out. I've gotten spam lately that looks just like a notice from Amazon. It's very convincing and says that it needs verification of payment because your credit card didn't go thru. I was immediately suspicious because it was sent to an address that is not linked to my Amazon account but I took a good look at it anyway and it's very clever. I just thought that I'd let you all know - just in case. Consider it a gift from me to you.

8 comments:

Carole Knits said...

I think your spinning is looking wonderful.

Cursing Mama said...

Dude - that homespun is fantastic. The colors are a dream - can't wait to find out what it wants to be!

Margene said...

Love the color and your spinning looks great!

Melissa said...

That spinning is gorgeous. So, what channel can I find The Riches on??

clothesknit said...

I love the colors!!! And I think you should give yourself more credit...the spinning looks great and very consistent :o)

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Beautiful and the singles that are visible there look fantastic and quite even. Do you know what it will grow up to be yet???

Krista said...

Those purples are so beautiful! And thanks for the notice on the Amazon scam. I'm always getting those from Ebay even though I haven't ordered from them in years.

Carol said...

Your yarn looks great! Love the colors. The Sopranos were so well advertized ahead of time, plus we watched seasons 1-5 to warm up. I think they were positing the characters. There was even talk of a movie in the future, but who knows? Thanks for the heads up on The Riches, sounds like our kinda show!