Thursday, August 31, 2006

More spinning


Last night I started spinning the Grafton Fibers Corriedale Cross I bought at the Fiber Studio in NH. Today I was able to spend some spinning time here and there between spats and obligations. I took the bobbin out to the backyard climber and put it in the setting sun to bring out the warm purples. With the flash in a darker place, the purples vanished and it appeared too blue. I bought about 7 oz of this. Wasted a bit right at the outset, but I hope to get something like mittens and hat or scarf out of it when I'm done.


While I was out posing my bobbin, The Little Emperor was hanging out with the big koi named Black Spot. Here they are, enjoying a truly beautiful evening. The kind of evening that makes you want to take a three mile walk.

Maybe I'll do that now.

8 comments:

Marie said...

I'd say you definitely got the hang of the spinning. Its beautiful!

You have to knit something with it or you'll forget all about knitting and just keep spinning pretty colors:-)

turtlegirl76 said...

Oh, Elizabeth, it looks just like a plum! All the colors in the skin to the inside fleshy part - just gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Beautiful colors! I love taking photos in the evening sun or early morning sun. Especially spinning photos. It just works so well.

Yep! You'll be able to get a mittens and hat or scarf out of 7 oz, especially if you keep spinning it like that!

Yay!

enallagma9 said...

That is some luscious purple. I do wish I'd been able to meet up with you at the Fiber Studio when you were there...maybe next time.

Bezzie said...

Love the purple!

emily said...

For a sec I thought you meant your son and the koi were going to go for a walk together. Heh. They look like they're really having a good conversation in that photo-- its so cute

Laura said...

I'm very impressed with your spinning. I doubt I could ever spin anything that evenly.

Jerry & Maxy said...

The colors in that are so rich, and some of my favs.

LE looks like he's having a grand time! So does the koi :)