Garden of Fuzz

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Isn't she lovely...

Meaning the addition to my header bar, of course! Now, sing it in your head à la Stevie Wonder.

"She" is my little mouse Rosebud, posing graciously for a mouse glamour shot with my spindle, some roving and my re-spun first batch of yarn.

What a good girl! A round of applause (quiet applause) and
a treat, please and thank you. One of these days I'll relate Rosebud's story in detail, but for today, this will be a short post as I am due at the bar in half an hour...

Saturday, I respun (meaning evened out the slubs and reset the twist) my first batch of yarn, spun some more yarn for the Mrs. Beetons at a friend's barbeque, with strangers present -- they were bemused -- and got knitting. Last night I finished the first one:

The Kidsilk Haze is predictably soft and delightful; my own yarn much less so, but it is pretty to look at and fun to knit with as it feels quite springy (too much twist?). The colour of the handspun reminds me of the alien ship at the end of the movie The Abyss, or plasticine. Actually, mixed up plasticine is what the alien ship reminds me of, too. But I digress.
Today I cast on for the second wristwarmer, but don't expect even the first ruffle to be completed tonight (see bar date above).

Last week a friend and I went to the reopening/yay-Knitty-editor-Amy-quits-her-day-job party at Lettuce Knit. We didn't know anyone (as usual) and being quite shy, didn't get up the courage to push our way into the groups to introduce ourselves (as usual), but we enjoyed ourselves nonetheless (as usual) and the cherry cake was delicious.
We have agreed that we'll wear "Hello! My Name Is..." nametags next time. Maybe we'll make some new friends.

Today's Earworm: Isn't She Lovely, by Stevie Wonder

3 Comments:

  • Congrats on the header bar, it and Rosebud looks great! And so does Mrs. Beetons wrist warmer, but you have already had my acalaids on the finished product.

    By Blogger shyknitter, at 8:45 AM  

  • Eden - I'm so bloody impressed with your wrist warmer! What a perfect way to use your gorgeous handspun!!! Very inspiring indeed - I want to go home and spin now!!!

    By Anonymous Hadar, at 4:09 PM  

  • Hey! I was at the party too! And also very shy... my strategy is to sit in the middle of things and ask about other people's projects (best thing about knitting party - we all have something in common!). I think name tags would be such a good idea - with name + blogname, so we can 'recognize' people too!

    By Blogger Laurie, at 11:15 PM  

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