Life isn't all relationship, relationship, relationship.
Well, yes, actually it is. But blogging about it doesn't have to be, right? On Rhinebeck Eve (as someone coined it), let's talk a little about yarn.
This is some recycled silk made into yarn that was given to me by the blogless Janine on a recent visit. Have I ever mentioned how she also travels - by plane - from Wisconsin with three dozen eggs from her hens? And never an accident (yet). This time, however, the airport security person made a joke about the rule against carrying "shells" in her luggage. Gotta love a TSA person with a sense of humour. Anyway, this is the silk yarn she also carried with her. I immediately put it in a jar of my marigold dye and let it stay there for two weeks. It is a little pale because I didn't mordant it first but I kind of like it. I might pop it in an indigo pot for a light green...yummy.
This also came from Wisconsin and Janine. Her friend raised the sheep, sheared the sheep, processed the wool, dyed the wool and carded the batt. Whew! I spun it up into a thin single and chain plied it. Gorgeous! Janine knows that I love blue so mine were the right hands to put it in. It is such a precious skein - so much love in that little guy.
Alright, so maybe this post also is all about relationship too. But, you know, this time with yarn.