Sunday, March 30, 2008

Spring Fibering (and other news)

The daffodils I got for the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days fundraiser produced some natural yellow wool again. Fifty daffs and about 250 frozen dandelion flower heads on very soft merino.

I am so miffed that the pretty lemony-yellow just doesn't come out right on this camera. I can see it already in the view finder that the color just isn't right. I love this camera, but I wish it did a better job on the true colors.

I also spun the rosemary-dyed corriedale from last year.

Again the color isn't right -- it's a tinge more green.

I spun some more possum - merino blend on my spindle while we were at the little league game. It surprised me just how many people came by to see what I was doing. Kids were interested in it too; there was a boy in the game who seemed almost more interested in spinning than the baseball.

The spring issue of Spin-off just came out, and it's the best one I've ever read. It has inspired me to spend some time on my wheel. While I was looking for the rosemary-dyed fiber in my stash bins, I made a horrific discovery; I HAVE TOO MUCH FIBER. I declare; I will never buy any fiber for the rest of the year! Oh, I know -- you've heard that before.

Last week, I stepped out to my backyard and heard unfamiliar birds -- lots of them. There they were in the neighbor's birch trees; I counted around one hundred. Bohemian Waxwings -- wish I had a better picture to show you, but here it is.

There were many more just flying in and out. I'd never seen waxwings before. Now I've seen one hundred!

Mimint-san, one of the Japanese bloggers I visit posted gorgeous cherry blossom photos for me! She lives near Asakusa, Tokyo, where I was born, and often posts photos from Asakusa Temple. Every year I miss seeing the cherry blossoms in Japan; next year for sure, I said that last spring. I wonder if I'd ever get see the flowers again in my hometown.

1 comment:

Stefaneener said...

you are such an inspiration! (Except for that "too much fiber" thing -- hee. I have Rosemary to clip, and now I have J. Indigo to grow!! Thank you thank you.

Have you tried eucalyptus? That's on my list for very soon.