Friday, April 25, 2008


get your happy on

It's April 25, and you know what that means: flower pictures around Chickenlips's yard!

The lilacs outside the master bedroom window are coming out.

As are the Winesap apple blossoms on the side of the house.

Today started out cloudy and on the chilly side, but as you can see, we now have sunshine which is supposed to last through the weekend. Suits me fine as paint.


Because of all the Harlot hoopla this week, the dyeing agenda was light. With J. leaving tomorrow for a week-long trip, and a long-awaited wholesale order close to happening, I will be working on lots of sock yarn next week, mostly building inventory of existing colorways. However, this week I did dye some fiber.

This one I named "Spinners Delight" because I'm fast running out of roving colorway names, as will be evident as you read on. It sold within an hour of being listed on Etsy.

Another merino. This one is called "Bulb Flowers" as it reminded me of iris and gladiola.

And a couple of Bluefaced Leicester's. I particularly like this one, it's almost enough to make me want to take up spinning. Whoa, there, I said almost. Anyway, this one is "Embers".

(eta 4-26-08: Sold!)

The more I think about it, the more I realize I must have been out of me head. But I named this one "Yamhill County" and it's too late now to do anything about it.

There's one more, but I can't show it to you, it's top secret. I didn't even photograph it. I guess when it comes to some of my projects, I'm like Nigel Tufnel is about his six-string Fender Bass VI. (Nigel: "It can't be played, ever. Don't touch it." Marty DiBergi: "I was only pointing at it." Nigel: "Well, don't point, even.")

I'm actually close to finishing a knitting project! The Kia is finally fixed--I brought it back yet again, this time to have the correct part installed, and a job that was supposed to take 90 minutes took 2 1/2 hours. Knitting makes delays bearable, however I was still subjected to over two hours of network TV in the customer waiting area. Just a few more rows, though, and I'll have something cool to post about next week.

(ETA 4-28-08: sorry for the disappearing photos! I've re-added them; hope this fixes the problem.)

aww I can't see the pics...I'm sure they are lovely, in fact I'll come back later to see if I can see them! Can't wait to see the newest project!
Oooooh, I can't wait to see what you have with you on Wednesday! Hope all is well with your Dad.
I want Yamhill County! the roving, that is :-) Is it still available?
Hi Kerin! Yamhill County is still available--I'll save it for you.

Thanks Kiki & Kathleen--my dad is doing better.
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