the candle’s nimble flame.

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The title of this blog post is the name of this colorway of corriedale from A Verb For Keeping Warm’s Woolly Wonders fiber club.

But I should back up: Thank you. Your kind words  and, perhaps, the catharsis of blogging about my hurting, helped me to sit down at my wheel late last night and early this morning.

Thank you.

Now, would you like to see what I spun? I thought so.

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One more, involving me playing with the macro button:

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This is a bit thick and thin, and to my eye, mostly light worsted. I initially thought I would try for singles, but now I’m thinking I should ply this (I filled two bobbins of 2 oz. each) to even out the thickness and to make a sturdier yarn. I’m beginning to understand that singles require more spin to make them sturdy, and I am still learning to balance the pull of the bobbin with the treadling of the wheel (and thus, twisting of the yarn). These colors are hard to photograph, but absolutely lovely in real life. I am being good and letting the singles rest, but I’m hoping to ply this yarn soon…

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A morning surpise: a facebook wall scribble told me to take a look on my porch — friends headed west (for good) left a love note and this lovely plant on my stoop long after I was asleep last night. I found her a nice spot in one of my bedroom windows, and gave her a good drink. Here’s a close-up:

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And I had to grab a handful of these mums at my favorite farm stand today:

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Boh and I went for a great run today, and I may or may not have cleaned out the bottom half of the refrigerator. Keeping busy indeed.

Things to look forward to: my best friend M (who offered to be on a bus moments after I called last week) will be here for the weekend. My farm share starts Tuesday. Inching forward…

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5 thoughts on “the candle’s nimble flame.

  1. Beautiful wooly stuff and pretty flowers are a pretty dang good start to feeling better.

    I look forward to hearing about your farm share. This is my first year with a csa box and I’m loving it.

  2. Whenever I’ve gone through breakups, I ended up doing similar things: decluttering, cleaning out closets, starting workout regimens and cutting my hair. Sometimes starting over can be a refreshing and exciting, though also scary, process. Have a great weekend with your friend!

  3. Lovely wool and such pretty flowers! Hope you have a great weekend relaxing and being happy.

  4. I am happy to hear that the wagons are circling around you. And your spinning? Lovely. As always. With love from afar,
    k.

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