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I wasn't born with wings, so I'm trying to make my own
Wednesday, December 27, 2006  

Many people question my sanity when they first see "the shawl," and I don't really blame them because there were several points during the spinning/knitting of the shawl when I questioned it myself. But today I feel that I truly proved my own craziness. Because what did I do today, two days after receiving FOUR POUNDS of gorgeous spinning fibers? I bought yarn, that's what.

If the internets were scratch and sniff, do you know what you'd smell when you scratched my blog? Crazy. You'd smell Crazy. And maybe wool.

Anyway, today I finally got together with my friend, Arlene. She is the one I was supposed to get together with in November, and I've been holding off on getting the shawl back on the needles until she saw it in its current state. She owns her own spinning shop and she was having an inventory reduction sale, so I decided to kill two birds with one stone and visit her and maybe get some fiber to dye. She didn't have any of the fibers I wanted for dyeing in white, but she did have these GORGEOUS yarns. All three are Jojoland Harmony, 100% wool 800m/50gm. There were so many more to die for colors, but I "limited" myself to three. If you would like to buy some of this from her, please email me and I'll be happy to pass her phone number along to you. So, really I was helping out a friend. This is less yarn for her and her husband to count during inventory, and it may be that little bit that keeps them from strangling each other :-) The blue-brown-sand-ocean-type colorway at the top is particularly calling to me. I may have to cast on for something so I have something to knit while I spin for the mobius. *happy sigh* We'll see. With the holiday knits finished and the new year coming, I'm in the mood for new beginnings. Of course, now that Arlene has finally seen the shawl, it's ready to go back on the needles. I'm hoping to have it on the needles before the year's end. Send Tylenol.

On a "isn't life funny" note, Arlene's sale made for a busy day for her, and while I was at the shop, I saw two spinners that I hadn't seen in awhile. As a matter of fact, the last time I saw them was at a spin-in where I brought the two sample skeins I had made for the shawl to get opinions on 2 ply vs. 3 ply. So, they got to see the very beginning and the very end. Weird when things work like that, huh?

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