Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton

Friday, August 22, 2008


I found it! After looking for days for the orange and green singles yarn, I found it while I was looking for something else--of course.

These photos really don't do justice to the colors in this blend. The photo below is a little more accurate. It is really pretty. While I was spinning it, I frequently thought of the term "day glow" that was popular for fluorescent colors back in the day (was that the '70's?). I still use it, but my kids think I'm nuts whenever I refer to something like "day glow orange." I don't believe that the folks at the fiber shop had given the color blend a name, so maybe I'll just call this yarn "Day Glow."

I think I'd like to add a little more twist, so before I ply the other two balls, I might redo the two that I've already plied. It just seems that it could use a little more twist. I plied these two balls while I was sitting out in the twilight watching the rabbits in their play pens. The light was not great and what I saw in the light of day the next morning seemed a little loosely plied. I've found that when I knit with yarn with this amount of twist, it seems to split easier, which is very annoying. In the long run, the time it will take to add a little more twist will make up for the annoyance when I start knitting with it.

I thought I'd leave you with this photo of a medley from the herb garden. I keep a little jar on the table on the front porch and put in whatever strikes my fancy. Today we have a little basil, fennel, zinnias, petunias, and surprise lilies. Although my herb garden isn't what it once was because I do not put the time into it that I did a few years ago, the lovely and fragrant things that come out of it always give me a smile and a source for Nature's art.


  1. Wow! Gorgeous yarns and gorgeous flowers. :)

  2. Beautiful yarn, glad you found it! I'm also glad I'm not the only one who finds stuff after I've given up and happen to be looking for something else.

    (tonyfan20 on ravelry)

  3. He, he. I just saw your post in the ravelry thread about leaving multiple copies of your comment. It sounds just like something I would do!!:)
    Glad to hear I'm not alone.

    Lovely photos of the yarn and the flowers!!

  4. beautiful yarn ... I am comming to you from the blog train on ravelry.

  5. ah yes - I have discovered a rule - which it looks like you've now uncovered too - ie when looking for something you won't find it now - instead you will always find the last thing you looked for - once you've accepted this life becomes easier - in a roundabout kind of way!

  6. Love the "Day Glow" yarn! And the flowers are beautiful.