Handdyed some 80% merino 20% tussah silk rovings yesterday and played with label ideas this morning. I’m planning to dye some (and spin some of them) for friends.
So how’s everyone doing with their Tour de Fleece? I’m really making a huge progress. I finished my Louet Corriedale, all on the borrowed Traddy (aka Ashford Traditional) and then on my 3rd bobbin of Ashland Bay Gray merino.
I realized I didn’t post pictures of the borrowed Traddy. So here they are.
It was kind of rusty from non-use, but I got rid of the rust (so they don’t get on my yarn!) and oiled, oiled, and oiled. Do you see the OLD Ashford logo? And the conrod is LEATHER. This thing is so pretty. And unlike my initial judgment, this is SINGLE drive, making it really easy for me to get used to since my Kiwi is a single-drive wheel too.
I’m hoping to do some plying next week!
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I have better photos, I promise-!
But remeber what I was spinning few days ago? This is 2-ply light fingering weight yarn now. 50% merino and 50% bamboo. Looks very pretty and I’m really happy how it all came out.
Spinning definitely has its learning curve. I am becoming more and more comfortable with my Kiwi wheel and I have been thinking about buying a more expensive wheel but decided over last weekend to just stay with my wheel for a while. I love the simplicity of this wheel. It’s all wood, looks very lovely, spins almost anything, and c’mon, how can you part with that little sweet kiwi bird on the treadle.
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It’s officially summer alright.
DH and I are visiting friends in Pasadena today and Google Weather has a heat wave warning this weekend.
At least it’s not this bad in Irvine. …
And we were able to cool off a bit at this awesome coffee shop in Pasadena. .
So not to waste any time in the car, this is what I’m doing.
The yarn is this workhorse yarn from south korea. I met the manufacturer at TNNA and got few samples. It’s low twist and contains 5% acrylic so not the type of yarn I usually work with but this would make great baby gifts-! (95% wool). And of course, HiyaHiya interchangeable needles. They are my newest love.
Back when one of my LYS was still in business, I was looking at some yarns and overheard a couple of elderly women talking about same sex marriage.
“I mean, marriage should be between a MAN and a WOMAN”
“where do they get this idea that marriage is a right? where does that say in our constitution?”
This was my 2nd year in law school, and I had every fiber in my body telling me to give them a US Government and Con Law class right there and there. You know, how both US constitution and the interpretation by the US Supreme Court are the law of the land, and the 3 branches of government, and Loving vs. Virginia (a case involving Equal Protection Clause under the Constitution, declaring laws that prohibit interracial marriage as unconstitutional)? I still, somewhat cowardly, somewhat wisely, walked away. I didn’t want to make a scene at my LYS. (although to this day, I keep thinking that I should have)
I hope those ladies get to read the US Supreme Court opinion today, where SCOTUS once again affirms that right to marry is an individual right and same sex couples cannot be discriminated against based on their sexual orientation.
What we have today is based on logic and legal principles. When you look at these and facts and precedents set by the court, there’s just NO OTHER conclusion possible.
Please don’t bring in religion into a legal discussion we’re having in a country where the Constitution does NOT allow the government from having any affiliation to a religious institution.
And “LOGIC” is not the same as “Familiarity”. Just because the society you’re FAMILIAR with had segregation between Whites and Non-whites or Heterosexual couples and Same Sex Couples, doesn’t mean that what you know islogical. Logic is justice reached by analysis of legal/mathematical principles and facts.
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