Monday, December 08, 2008

putting the top down in winter

After spinning grey laceweight alpaca for weeks, a gal needs a break. Not that I mind working with luscious alpaca mind you...it's just that from time to time a spinner has to put the top down, step on the gas, and let 'er rip.

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I had a little bag of stash that I purchased at Rhinebeck for just such an occasion. Curly Wool Locks from Lisa Ann Merian at Spinners Hill. She really had some lovely colors to choose--selection by handful out of large baskets--I couldn't resist. The breed is Border Leicester- Finn Cross.

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Prepped the locks with combs, dizzed them off...spun singles with abandon on the Traddy. It was a treat for my index finger and thumb to feel the slubs fly by! And the rich tones of color were a delight to my eyes.

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My eyes are not yet accustomed to the lack of color in my world. After all that color that was in the garden all summer and the intense brilliancy of the autumn leaves....the landscape is now dull, and sunlight is diminishing daily. The curly, colorful locks were the remedy for the soul.

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Color in the workbasket can be so soothing, especially with a little sun shining on it.

13 comments:

Tina. said...

I love the jewel like colors! Your are right such a joy against the bleak and blech winter landscape!

Manise said...

Yes, my poor brain is screaming for color too. Nice handspun. Love your noste- Pink ivory wood?

Anne said...

Those colors are stunning - how beautiful! Do you have further plans for them, or just eye candy for now?

Lynn said...

Gorgeous yarn. My eyes are noticing even the blush on the flanks of chickadees now.

Cathy said...

Love the colorful eye candy - just what we needed as snow flies here again.

Dawn said...

Love the colours! Certainly nice to gaze upon as snow covers the earth.

Valerie said...

Stunning! And you are so right...these grey winter days desperately need a splash of color!

Judy said...

The kids have used 2 snow days. The temps for most of November to present are January temps. The fact that winter hasn't even arrived yet. This would all lead me to surmise that you will need some more of those bright colors!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You are quite right about already being starved for color Cyndy. I just love seeing all the color and texture here. I can almost feel the slubs running through my fingers too.

Sharon said...

Very cheerful!

Pat K said...

Wow! Beautiful colors!

judy said...

color is such a treat during the gray times. looks like you have a centerpiece.

Leigh said...

Wow, those look great. Color is always a good antidote for sameness, boredom, repetition, whatever.

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