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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 . . .




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:



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:


(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.)


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.


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


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

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


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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!

6:48 PM  

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