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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Spinning Success and a RAK!

I finally had some success at spinning last night!!! I don't know if it has anything to do with the cat pee I discovered pooled up under my wheel, or if it was just the right amount of tea, chocolate, and the right music (soundtrack to The Umbrellas of Cherborg; maybe French musicals are good for the spinning).

The cat pee . . . yup. One of those little witches peed on the yoga mat I was keeping my wheel on (to keep it from sliding when I spun). It all of course rolled to where my wheel was resting on the mat. I wiped the wheel down with a wet rag sprayed with Febreeze, and sprayed Febreeze all over the mat and stuck it in the shower and rinsed it off. I discovered that I don't need the yoga mat anymore; my wheel isn't sliding all over the place.

I don't know who the culprit is, but one of them has a little residual pee-smell on her, so I think I know. That long orange fur likes to hang on to smells. I just hope she is not sick again.

You're still waiting for pictures of the yarn, aren't you? Here we go . . .

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My handspun "has character". I think that character is one of the Muppets.

I skeined it myself too!

I also spun a bobbin-full this morning too:

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I purposely spun it a little bit thicker, because some of that first skein was dangerously thin. I wanted something a little closer to sport or worsted weight (i.e., something that wouldn't require knitting forever to make a hat).

I also got a Random Act of Kindness (RAK) in the mail yesterday:

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(Yes, I realize my windows are filthy. I also just realized I don't think I've ever cleaned a window in my life. Don't you have to wait until the sun isn't shining on then, lest they streak? My mom has some crazy rules about cleaning windows.)

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Bluetangle from the Knittyboard sent me a gorgeous 4 oz. skein (skein?? what do you call it?) of supersoft Merino roving. This may be the softest stuff I've ever touched. I have to figure out how much yarn I can get out of this; this stuff would feel awesome on my feet.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, BLUETANGLE!!!!!

Meanwhile, Zelia shows us her best pin-up pose:

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I think she is channeling Anna Nicole Smith (RIP).

In this one, you can see her cute little stub tail:

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4 Comments:

Blogger Bezzie said...

Mmm...fiber porn and kitty pics in the same post!

I like your yarn. Seems like I hardly ever seen handspun worsted weight. It's usually thinner. As a non-spinner, I'm not sure why that is!

3:26 PM  
Blogger enallagma9 said...

Yay for successful handspun! Now quick - knit up a hat with it, so you have something suitable for the storm that's hitting us Tuesday night.

And, while I'm here and feeling chatty, I love the Aquarium photos. Love the Zelia photos, the roving pics, the yarn prOn, etc. Keep 'em coming!

7:50 AM  
Anonymous cathy said...

The yarn looks good :)

1:03 PM  
Blogger Batty said...

That's fabulous yarn! I know you haven't had your wheel for long, but that's looking really good!

Nice pr0n. And kitty pics!
*swoons*

6:48 PM  

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