spinning/silliness/sunday.

The sun came out yesterday while I was spinning the first bobbin of my first (of two!) bump of Hello Yarn shetland in Sour Fig, from the Fiber Club. I had to stop and take a picture. Twenty minutes later, my bobbin looked completely different:

I’m super excited to see how this ends up. I’m aiming for a 2-ply dk weight, but this stuff wants to be spun fine, so we’ll see what happens.

And now, the silliness:

I am a lucky girl.

Yep, another picture of this sweater. The fit is a bit awkward, the armholes are huge, the seams are wonky, even the ends are poorly woven in. I love the big ribbed collar, but I think the reason I wear this sweater more than any of the others I’ve made is that it was my first, finished in February 2008.

I wear it to late night reading groups, to dinner at friends’ homes. I pull it on to take Boh outside in the morning, I curl up in it on the couch. I buy groceries and write papers in it. It fits over many layers, even other sweaters, which is often how I wear it. It warms me, in more than the obvious way. I’ve been reading/discussing Rushdie this week, and these rather silly ruminations on my green sweater make me think of something his narrator says in Midnight’s Children. “Reality can have metaphorical content; that does not make it less real” (230, in my 1991 Penguin edition, though this was first published in 1980).

Time to slip my arms into the green sweater and get back to work.

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7 thoughts on “spinning/silliness/sunday.

  1. Hey, I hadn’t seen the green sweater, and it is great!
    And I, too, posted dog silliness today!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  2. That is a great sweater! Sometimes it’s the wonkiness that makes them perfect. Boh is adorable. But he knew that.

  3. Wow, that fiber looks GORGEOUS!!!! I think that’s the best part–isn’t it? Just seeing it change and morph into something you might not have expected, or even better, exactly what you wanted! Boh–I like his silliness. You should see River in our recent snowfall, that goofball look in the second shot is her constant as she bounds around in it! Hope you had a great weekend!

  4. I love that green sweater! I am horrible at seaming, so it’s great to see someone so in love with something that has wonky seams…I fear everything I ever make will have wonky seams. Ah well. :)

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