Friday, August 05, 2011

Keeping the momentum

My first Tour de Fleece inspired me to be more intentional about spinning, instead of just thinking about it. Amazing how much you can accomplish when you do a little each day! (Applies to a lot in life, actually.) Yesterday I finished the "Purple Haze" camel/silk singles:
I plan to two-ply this and use it with the "Aubergine" camel/silk I completed during the Tour for a two-color project. I had a certain small shawl in mind but didn't look at the yardage requirements before I started spinning; now I think I'll have to choose a smaller project.

I've also been trying out my new Jenkins Jay/Lark on a merino/Tencel sample:
This is about 1/3 of the sample; I think I'll spin the second third on my Aegean, and the last third on my Delight, then three-ply them with my tulipwood Swan. After this comparison, I may make a decision....

This is the newest - and a new - dahlia variety to open:Such a rich color!

Night before last I took some photos of the moon using different settings on my camera. (Such experimentation would do me a lot more good if I took notes! Oh well.) I like the one below, because it shows the entire moon, not just the sliver reflecting the sun's light (click to biggify and see it better). I think this was shot on the "night scenery" setting.

That's it for today from . . .

6 comments:

Sharon said...

Your spinning is fabulous. I think my wheel spinning didn't really improve until I learned to use the drop spindle.

Sheila said...

Beautiful images. I love the color of the dahlia. Do you ever grow the "dinner plate" dahlias? Have a great day!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Beautiful dahlia! And spinning and moon :-).

Tina T-P said...

It's a Purple Day! Looking forward to seeing the yarn you come up with from those purple singles. Beautiful blueberries too - Don't you just wish you had a huge walk in firdge so you could have done those berries the next morning :-) T.

sheepsclothing said...

I don't know which is prettier, the fiber, or the spindles you are spinning it on!

honeysuckleblue said...

Thanks for the gorgeous purples. Just the kind of color inspiration that I need right now :)