Thursday, August 28, 2008

Busy, busy, busy...

First it was the Olympics (loved the platform diving and the synchronized swimming!) then it was the Democratic National Convention (fell in love with Michelle Obama and was greatly inspired by the grace of Hillary Clinton) I am excited and proud to have our candidates transcend gender and race. It will be an interesting fall.

Got my church newsletter done tonight - to the printer tomorrow - and I'll finish my timecards for payroll in the morning before work. Whew -

But this is what I did for relaxation - I turned this (it's Regina) -








into this - (this is a real close up picture - I need to remember to put a coin in the picture like Leigh does.)

Not as good as my blue ribbon yarn - I didn't prep the fiber good enough on the first bobbin - Learned my lesson - hope it's one I'll remember because it makes life (and spinning) a whole lot easier!) Prep, prep, prep! (although there is something to be said by spinning from a bump of pin-drafted roving vs. spinning from a bat... even if it's been pulled into roving...hmm)

8 comments:

Kathy said...

Just keep in mind that only God is perfect, Tina. :) When you make something with this nice yarn, the only one who'll be seeing things is the person who spun it.
I think it's great! And yes, part of spinning is indeed learning about the different way to prep fibers - or not.
Way to go, Girlfriend!

Mim said...

I believe hand spun yarn that is perfect might as well be store bought. Where's the character! I do try to be perfect to bet Becky at the fair tho!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous - I had to click for big to enjoy the lovely luster. I agree with Mim. That's why when I weave and knit with handspun, I keep the pattern to a minimum. I want the star to the clearly handspun yarn. We tend to be our own worst critics.

I thought of you today. I was looking through old pictures because I wanted some of our parcel, before our house, and came across pictures of my lovely big black and white boy, Robin. I still cry so I know you're still having a hard time without Neelix.

Leigh said...

Yummy! Yes, the prep makes all the difference! However, I have a friend who is both a spinner and a knitter. Her hand knitted lace was once rejected as being handspun because her yarns are so perfect(!) They refused to believe that it wasn't machine made. Which goes to show that most folks equate "handspun" with at least some small amount of texture. :)

lois said...

I think that your yarn is beautiful! Nice and heathery and with a lovely texture.

When I was first spinning, I tried so hard to make "perfect" yarn...never got there, but along the way, Brook told me that although the yarn that I was spinning was nice, it wasn't as interesting as the yarn I used to make. His statement changed my way of looking at lots of things, not just spinning. My yarn is an expression of the imperfect me, and I am happy with it!

Wrensong Farm said...

If I can ever learn to spin yarn near as good as you I will be one happy person! Beautiful!

bspinner said...

Pre is important that's for sure but I agree with the other comments "if we want so called perfect we can buy it". Your yarn is great!!!!!

Tina T-P said...

Wow! Thank you everyone! I wasn't fishing for compliments, honest. I appreciate all you comments from the bottom of my heart! T.