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War of the Whorls

Here and there, over the weekend, I was able to whirl away some time.  While it's been easy to keep my attention on only two knitting projects, the effort hasn't carried over to spinning.  This is where color abounds, color calls, and color entices.  (Love of color might also be why I dipped into a bit of dyeing, too.) Emmylou had 4 bobbins and you'd think that would be enough, but with a couple of long term projects on the whorls, I decided to invest in a couple more. 

It's going to take some time to spin up 8 oz. of Spirit in the Sky, and the Brick Corriedale roving, that will become a pair of socks for Smith, has also called out to be finished. And then I got a wild hair to spin some (don't fall out of your chair) greenKate’s Verdigris has a wide variety of green shades, along with tones of blue and rust, and I just had to see what it would look like spun.  In my minds eye I can see a yarn full of life, filled with light and shadow, too. It will grow up to be a 2-ply for lacy shawl (but not for me).


Singlesofspiritintheskyonbobbin Spirit in the Sky is full of vibrant light.  It’s very exciting to watch a bobbin fill with the colors of the sun.  I'm taking my time and spinning this slow and fine, while trying to decide weather to make a three ply or to Navajo ply. I should have plenty of time to mull it over.  Can you imagine how bright and happy the pair of socks knit with this yarn will be? 

In contrast to that, the Brick roving is spinning up into warm subtle neutral shades. Smith will love the socks knit from this yarn as they should be tweedy and handsome.   Spinning this Corriedale top is so enjoyable. I love the wooliness, the long staple length, the warm colors and the way it slips through my fingers.  I confess to spending much of my time with it and should be finish with this bobbin of singles by weeks end.  Plying will commence with the Weekend Whirlers or my Friday Night Spinning mates.


I am so pleased to annouce that Blogless Karen is no longer blogless!!  She was enabled into Blogland by our own Miriam. Make sure you check out Karen's fabulous Kaffe Fassett sweater. 


Green..........did you say GREEN????? My my :-).

I do love the colors in your brick corriedale....just my cup of tea!

Such color! I think it perfectly fine to play with colors you would never wear and don't exactly love... all a part of the process. You'd think my favorite would be the greens (which really reflect the gorgeous springtime), but I think it is the yarn for Smith that I like the best. I am so pleased that you demonstrated Navajo plying to me and can't wait to try it. Amy Boogie's tip is a good one that I will have to keep in mind as I only have three bobbins.

What a great punny title! I'll bet Norma approved!


Please stop tempting me. /whimper

Pretty Pretty Pretty! What else can one say? Even if you're not a GREEN lover, it's really hard to dislike any roving. The curiosity of how it will spin and draft and LOOK is just too much NOT to embrace spinning. It's all awesome. :)

Ooh, that's the best post title! The yarn is great too, of course.

It all looks beautiful!

I really can't afford another tangent to my hobby (ha! I typed 'happy')! Looking at all your lovely spinning makes me dream about maybe just one more tangent!

What a gorgous bunch of spinning! My Lendrum arrived and we've had a little bonding time, but nothing as productive as what you've got going! Nice job!

Have you made plans for Estes yet??

Great post title and fabulous spinning. I know you're not really a green grrrl but i am and that Verdigris is wonderful! Have fun with all those wonderful colors.

It's been so much fun to see the colors you've been working with lately!

I'm just melting into a puddle of joy here over all your fabulous spinning! looks how far you've come in such a short time.
It's all so lovely Margene!

What beautiful colors in the rovings! Wish I had the time to spend just spinning and ignoring everything else!! (In my dream world...)

Oh, my! Those are such lovely colors, fibers, and spinning. I know those socks will be wonderful.

Yummy, I'm entranced by the colors! Thanks for sharing!

Lots of beautiful spinning go on there! Love that spirit in the sky colorway!

Absolutely gorgeous spinning, as always :o) I love the Brick colors (you spun something green? No. Sir.) ;o)

Oh such gorgeous colors! I love the pictures.

The fiber colors are glorious. Nice singles!

Oh, your spinning is just beautiful! And so very inspiring!

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