Thursday, March 16, 2006

The "Haul"

Ta Da!! From the top then, clockwise. It looks grey, in real life it is a beautiful mixture of fawns, blues and greys; it's wool, alpaca, cashmere, linen and silk and feels like heaven. Next two balls of blue/green roving with a hank of sari-silk nestled on top. At the bottom is a wool/tencel mix in a deep rainbow colourway, shimmers like rain, it's divine. Next is part of about 500g of the most fabulous carded wool. The picture no way does this justice it has golds, reds, greens, a touch of pink, lots if colours all in there. This is essentially a one-off as they put stuff into the carder according to what they have and how they feel! Ruth put this in to show us how the machine worked and I liked it so much she finished off the run for me to take home. (Thank you, thank you! :-)) Last but not least, some silk hankies, mmmmnnnn! So there you have it, oh, and "Essentials of Yarn Design for Handspinners" by Mabel Ross and a back copy of Interweave. Not bad, not bad at all :-) These are the bits I show people when they say "So, what did you do there?" and then they go "Mmmmmmnnn....." and get that sort of nervous look in their eyes. Starting at the bottom , anti-clockwise (no-one ever does anti-clockwise :-)) There's a bit of silk, a lot of pretty ropey long draw, some Navaho plying, some rather funky boucle and a bit of fancy wrapped stuff at the bottom left which is the same carded wool as I bought. Nice colours, eh?
So, I am going now and may not be back for some time! Firstly because I'm gonna be spinning. Every day. Lots. Also I feel very lucky and very grateful to my babe for financing the whole adventure so I'm gonna go act grateful. (Y'know, dust, hoover, real golden syrup steamed sponge pudding and custard, sexual favours............. :-))

8 Comments:

Blogger Flossie said...

If you're that grateful he might finance your little adventures more often!

x

3:31 PM  
Blogger sal the spider said...

I like your thinking!!! :-)
Sal x

3:33 PM  
Blogger Holly @Home said...

You might be needing what's on my blog Sal !

5:21 PM  
Blogger sal the spider said...

Hmmnn, the banana guard Hols or the plastic sheeting? The mind boggles !!!:-)

5:35 PM  
Blogger ra said...

looks like you had a good time, thanks for your good wishes and have fun acting grateful! (Don't mean the cleaning and dusting either).

9:47 AM  
Blogger Woolly Wormhead said...

Don't give me too many strange visuals of spinning and sexual favours....

Fantastic haul, Sal!

10:58 AM  
Blogger KnitYoga said...

Great haul! That's a long list of ways you're planning to look grateful. He'll think all of his Christmases (or whatever you celebrate) have come at once!!!

11:07 AM  
Blogger dreamcatcher said...

Nice haul!

And Happy Birthday!

6:17 PM  

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