Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton
Thursday, July 17, 2008
More Tour de Fleece
This is some green and orange roving that I got at a favorite fiber shop last year. I got it all spun up into singles, but had not done anything else with it. One of my Tour de Fleece goals is to get it plied. I love the mix of colors in this blend. It is a generic wool blend that was done on site at the shop, so the quantity is limited. One of the things that I enjoyed about it is that there are many more colors blended into the roving than just the orange and green. As I spun, I got a little surprise now and then when a hot pink, hot orange, some black, and various other colors would pop up. It has given the yarn more dimension and interest. I plan to start plying it tonight. We'll see how it works up.
I have chosen this lovely aqua wool carded roving, from the same fiber shop, for my spindle spinning during the Tour. I love this color. It makes me think of the ocean or of a rich aquamarine gemstone. It is really nice to spin, too!
I enjoy art and like to look for it in the natural world. My craft interests include handspinning and most of the fiber arts, especially knitting, weaving, and working with paper. Other important things are my family and friends, my pets, nature, literature, poetry, music, history, birding, star gazing, museums...and the list goes on. In other times and places, I've been an archaeologist, taught anthropology, and worked in a living history museum, so I find all sorts of things to hold my interest and keep me entertained. I hope to share some of these things with you.