Thursday, June 26, 2008

Hand spun purple yarn and summer child memories

Secret Pal Question #2

As a kid, what did you look forward to most about summer vacation/break/holiday?

Hmmmm I really didn't look forward to summer for the vacation as much as not having to get up early in the morning. My parents both worked from about age eight and as long as the TV was low they wouldn't know how late I stayed up. I had two older brothers but they both went to bed around the time my parents did. Back then I would stay up late and watch Johnny Carson then Tom Snyder and whatever else came on. Late night cereal with my favorite talk shows and late morning reruns of Father Knows Best, Ozzie & Harriet, Leave it to Beaver and the Donna Reed Show. Later in my youth it was daily surfing and working at the local gas station.

I finished some new yarn for Mrs. Twisted last night. Some roving we bought a couple months ago is now some pretty purple yarn.

All plied up and ready to take a bath

468 yards of long draw kitchen sink merino/silk/ and ???? mostly soft to the skin yarn.

The Mini groups were announced for the Ravelry fiber swap club
We share 4 ounces of fiber per month with the other three in the mini group. The first month I'm partnered with a lady who is serving in the Navy. It's an open swap so not completely secret. We discussed fiber but I'm going to dye it this weekend at my spinning guilds dye fest.

One last thing. I started plurking last week. Some of the bloggers and or Ravelers in the knit world are already there. Wendyknits is like a super plurker. What is Plurk you say? It's another way to chitty chat with your friends. Curious? click here and enjoy


  1. The color is beautiful and I like how it reflects light. Perfect.

  2. Your spinning is looking more beautiful everyday :-)


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