What we are all seeking is clarity
Forget about religious rationalizations.
Forget about elaborate explanations.
What we all want is clarity.
It has been a little while since I shared a passage from my favorite little book, but when I read this passage, I enjoyed it and thought that you might as well. In todays world of chaos and war, it helped me to remember how important clarity is.
A Spinning/Knitting Fool am I
I keep taking pictures in hopes of posting more regularly, but then get sidetracked once again and a week virtually flies by.
I have been working on the handspun MM stole and it is moving along at a nice comfortable pace. The picture doesn't really do the yarn justice however. You can not see all of the lovely subtle color changes that happens in the yarn as the knitting progresses.
Now why is that stole draped over that wheel you may ask? Well, it is because that wheel is going to be put up for sale on my side bar
(if I manage to get it up there) Any one who is a spinner out there in blog land knows that a wheel must speak to you if it is to stay. This wheel is a gorgeous Cherry Vermont production wheel, but we have never really connected, so it must find the home that it was meant for :-). If anyone is interested before I get photos up, please feel free to give me a shout :-)
Years ago I had an early version of this wheel and let it go and kind of regretted it after the fact. This gorgeous version came available a few weeks ago and the temptation was too hard to pass by, so here she sits and on one of her lovely bobbins is some scrumptious silk from a brick that as been patiently waiting to be spun.
I am soooooooo enjoying working with this silk. The colors are vibrant and the shine is incredible. I had previously been spinning up some white angora blend and a white corriedale top, which has been so blessed boring that it has been a real treat to work with the lovely swirling colors in this silk.
The Color PURPLE!!!
In addition to the wheel arriving at my house, a package of the most yummy purple prezzies arrived as well from Becca of the Nutmeg Knitter Blog
What an incredible assortment of the yummiest purple's ever! A purple notebook and pens, some tissues along with a scented pencil and eraser. A beautiful Serenity bookmark (she knows me well) along with some violet candies.....but the best part is the stunning Elizabeth Lavold silky wool in this beautiful shade of purple!
Thank you Becca!!!!
Thank you Lynne for putting this fun monthly colorswap together as well! I like that you have a colorswap partner, so you know who you are getting something for and from......it is fun! My experiences with secret pal swaps had not been very good in the past, but this little monthly get together has been a blast!
Having only dealt with small dogs, I am continually amazed at how fast this sweet baby is growing. Every morning I open up her crate door and swear she has grown an inch while she was sleeping! YIKES!!